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March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the vital roles of women in American history and take time to spotlight their important contributions to history, culture, and society.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to take this rich opportunity to celebrate the countless influential women across U.S. history, including such diverse and important figures as Harriet Tubman, Dolley Madison, Sacagawea, Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Sally Ride, Rosa Parks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Claudia Jones, Katherine Johnson, and many more. Each of these women courageously pushed boundaries and helped to expand people’s perceptions of what women could accomplish, opening the door for millions of women to pursue goals outside previously accepted gender roles.
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” a vital focus on the many brilliant accomplishments of female writers who have changed the world’s cultural landscape for centuries.
Even as we amplify those voices, we must recognize that despite the great accomplishments of women in their fight for equality, there is still much to be achieved, and continuing the conversation about gender equality remains a priority for us at PSESD as an organization dedicated to inclusivity and antiracism. The accomplishments of women continue to be overlooked and underappreciated all too often even today, so as we celebrate their unique contributions across history this month, let us also commit to incorporating meaningful lessons on uplifting, empowering, and promoting the important issues affecting women and girls every day.
Learn more about Women’s History month with links to useful sites like the National Women's History Alliance and the Library of Congress, at our more comprehensive article over on Medium, at https://medium.com/@PSESD121/march-is-womens-history-month-eabcb5323de8!