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Cultural Observances and Awareness Events: Women's History Month 2023

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Theme: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

March is Women’s History Month where we recognize the achievements of incredible women throughout American history.  This year's theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.   

Women's History Month originated in 1981, when 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." 

Then after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as "Women's History Month."

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 (login credentials are posted on Blackboard or see LRC staff).  

Books available in the LRC and on display during March

Content in the theme box above was borrowed from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Special Observances.