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Congressional Resolution Designating
the Month of March "Womens History Month"
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that March is designated as "Womens History Month." The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation for each of these months, calling upon the people of the United States to observe those months with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.
The President's Commission on the Celebration of
Women in American History
established to celebrate the roles and accomplishments of women in American History,
with links to pages devoted to women in history. http://www.gsa.gov/staff/pa/whc.htm
Presidential Proclamation: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, 1998
Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement
1848 - 1998
(on the 150th anniversary of Seneca Falls Convention, National Women's History Project)
The Seneca Falls Convention
(on-line exhibition by the National Portrait Gallery commemorating
the Women's Rights Convention, held July 19-20, 1848)
The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
Presents: Votes for Women
An online Virtual Exhibition, with Picture Gallery, Tour, hyperlinked Essays, & Readings
"The quest for women's suffrage was a struggle, which plagued America for 72 years,
for the simple and inalienable right of representation and equality.
The beginning of the movement in 1848 was marked by the Seneca Falls Convention,
where its most prominent leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
drafted the Declaration of Sentiments,
the defining document of the women's movement.
From this initial standing, the suffragists began the crusade
for women's enfranchisement [19th Amendment].
Together these few leaders would rally for women's suffrage throughout their lives."
--Teachers and students of the San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD)
& the staff at The Huntington Library, 1997 http://www.huntington.org/vfw/
Where Women Made History:
A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
Part of the U.S. National Register's Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary series
highlights 74 historic properties in Massachusetts and New York in America's official list
of places important in our history and worthy of preservation,
with "interactive maps, descriptions of each place's significance in women's history,
photographs, information on public accessibility, essays on women's achievements in American history,
and links to other pertinent Web sites." http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/
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