Throughout the month of March, women’s history is celebrated. At first, though, Women’s History Month wasn’t a month at all, but a week-long celebration with dozens of schools and over 100 community women participating in events. The week-long event was created by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women in 1978. It wasn’t until 1980 when President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation that declared the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. Six years later, Congress declared the entire month of March as National Women’s History Month.
For those who want to celebrate this achievement, there are a range of events throughout the city that are totally focused on women’s history. One of the best places to start is to check out the D.C. Public Library system for their variety of events, from movies to re-enactors to a live punk show. For other events, see the map below.
Note: The following mapped locations have been ordered geographically, from the most north to the most south.Read More