|Group of women photographed walking along a street, 1920-1930. Wikimedia Commons.|
|Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. [Pennsylvania on the Picket Line-- 1917]. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000212/>|
America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our daily lives. We honor those outstanding women, whose contributions to our Nation's life, culture, history, economy, and families have shaped us and helped us fulfill America's promise.He calls upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Here are a few ideas on how you can celebrate Women's History Month:
We cherish the incredible accomplishments of early American women, who helped found our Nation and explore the great western frontier. Women have been steadfast throughout our battles to end slavery, as well as our battles abroad. And American women fought for the civil rights of women and others in the suffrage and civil rights movements. Millions of bold, fearless women have succeeded as entrepreneurs and in the workplace, all the while remaining the backbone of our families, our communities, and our country.
- Explore the Library of Congress' Women's History Site (https://www.loc.gov/).
- Write stories about a few of the women in your family tree. Share the story with others in your family, or publish it on a blog, in Facebook, or in your online tree.
- Learn more about how to find your female ancestors by watching Judy G. Russel's class Mothers, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines on RootsTech 2017's Thursday session (https://www.rootstech.org/videos/judy-russell).
- Read a book about the social history of women to gain a better understanding of what your female ancestors' daily lives were like (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Women+social+history).
- Read a book about a woman or group of women that impacted your ancestor's, and your, lives. The presidential proclamation mentions many of those women by name (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/01/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-march-2017-womens-history-month).