Archive for March 2nd, 2017

Women’s History Month

President Jimmy Carter initiated March as Women’s History Month by designating one week, the week of March 2-8, 1880 as Women’s History Week.

Here are some inspiring images from the Library of Congress:

America’s first Suffragette parade, marching up Broadway to Union Square, New York, February 1905.

Women marching with a banner “National Woman Suffrage” at the Woman Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C., March 3, 1913.

Photo of Solita Solana, leader of a parade on Beacon Street in Boston, 2015.

Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote.