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Women's History Month

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2021 Women’s History Month theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced." The theme honors “the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.” Source: National Women’s History Museum

To raise awareness, WKU is hosting a series of events throughout the month.








Photos provided by the WKU Archives.

For more information, contact the Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC), at 270-745-5066.

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 Last Modified 3/15/24