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Cultural Observances and Awareness Events: Women's History Month 2022

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Theme: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

March is Women’s History Month where we recognize the achievements of incredible women throughout American history.  This years theme is women providing healing, promoting hope. 

In 1981, Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." The following year, President Ronald Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation 4903 which proclaimed the week beginning on March 7, 1982 as the first "Women’s History Week.”

In 1987, through Public Law 100-9, the President was requested to issue a proclamation, Presidential Proclamation 5619, which encouraged U.S. citizens to observe Women’s History Month with appropriate observance activities. This Proclamation also expanded the week-long observance to "Women’s History Month," and further raised awareness of the achievements of American women.[1]

Below is a sampling of LRC books in support of Women's History Month.  These books are either available in the LRC or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBook Collection database subscription (login credentials are posted on Blackboard or see LRC staff).  

Books available in the LRC and on display during March

1. Content in the theme box above was borrowed from the Department of Defense Education Activity.