Women’s History Month

Jevin Dorsey, Sports Editor

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 The month of March is nationally recognized as Women’s History Month in the United States. It begins on March 1st and ends on March 31st, which also includes International Women’s Day on March 8th. Women’s History Month began in 1980, when former president Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th as Women’s History Week. However, throughout the next several years, there were countless instances where people across the country were celebrating women’s history other weeks in March as well, not just the designated week of March 8th. Therefore, Congress passed a law petitioned by the NWHP, or the National Women’s History Project, in 1987 that delegated the entire month of March as Women’s History Month in the United States.

           Since then, schools and organizations across have America have continuously celebrated the contributions of women to the world as well as celebrate the many accomplishments of women of the past, the present, and the future. Nike released their annual campaign, this year’s being “Show Them What Crazy Can Do” depicting athletes like Serena Williams, Megan Rapinoe, and other important women in the sports world like Becky Hammon, the first full-time coach of a professional sports team. Anomaly created advertisement of their own, highlighting the rise and successes of seven-time world champion and undefeated boxer Michele Aboro on her journey from London to Shanghai. It depicts Aboro learning how to box at a very young age when women were not allowed to compete in the sport, to becoming a world champion coined under the term “Unreasonable Women.” Companies all over the world come together during this special time to appreciate the hard-working women in our world.

           From advertisements to special showings on television, women are respectfully admired for their courageous achievements, their intelligent minds, and their unbreakable spirits. So, if you happen to see your mother, your sister, an aunt, or even a friend, tell them how much you appreciate them and thank them for all that they do.