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Women's History Month

About This Guide

This guide provides a starting point to learn about Women's History Month which is celebrated annually during the month of March. This guide is intended as a non-exhaustive resource on contemporary and historic women their works, accomplishments, and histories. In it, we strive to recognize the intersectional nature of identity and hope to highlight voices and stories across a wide range of lived experiences. The UD community is welcome to suggest resources, guides, or any other information relevant to this guide by contacting

Origins of Women's History Month

Through humble beginnings as "Women's History Week" in the early 1980s, this celebration has grown over the years through joint resolutions of Congress, presidential proclamations, and community organization by the American people. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.


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