Women's History Month: A Digital Library Display

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Women's History Month began as a national observance in 1981 after Congress passed legislation to declare the week starting March 7, 1982, as "Women's History Week." Over the next five years, Congress annually designated a week in March for this observance. In 1987, following advocacy by the National Women’s History Project, Congress expanded the celebration to the entire month of March. From 1988 to 1994, further resolutions authorized annual proclamations for March as Women's History Month. Since 1995, every president has officially designated March as Women's History Month, honoring women's contributions and achievements in various sectors across American history. In this digital display, we provide eBooks on women’s health issues and accounts of historical individuals and periods. There is also a list of online resources to provide further information, data, and statistics on women’s health topics.