Fact Finder: Women's History Month

March 10, 2010 

In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.

At the National Women's History Project website, you can read more about the history of National Women's History month and test your knowledge of women's history.

Find profiles of many of the greatest women in history at the following websites.

The National Women's Hall of Fame

Enclyclopedia Britannica 300 Women Who Changed the World

infoplease (Biographies of Notable Women)

Biography.Com Includes bios, video clips, quizzes and more

Discovery Education Women of the Century (Especially for teachers)

Resources from The Library of Congress

Women's History in North Carolina

Women's Labor History

U.S. Census Facts for Women's History Month

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