On February 29, President Obama issued this proclamation, which declared March 2016 to be Women's History Month and discussed the legacies of both prominent female trailblazers and women who are not included in history books. The proclamation addressed the progress that's been made, but acknowledged that work still remains to be done.
Women's History Month took root in 1909, when the first Women's Day occurred in New York City. It was organized by the Socialist Party and honored the anniversary of a garment workers' strike in which thousands of women marched for economic rights. Later, the National Women's History Project (NWHP) was founded in California after a group of women noticed that women were absent from history texts. As the result of their efforts to ensure that women's roles in history were celebrated and recognized annually, the week of March 8 was officially designated as Women's History Week. Several years later, this was expanded to include the entire month of March.
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This Women's History Month is especially meaningful, as a female candidate for President of the United States is currently the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who earned her J.D. from Yale University School of Law, authored these articles, available in HeinOnline.