In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. In 2001, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution proclaiming a "Women's History Month". Soon, other state departments of education began to encourage celebrations of National Women's History Week as a way to promote equality among the sexes in the classroom.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
It's Women's History Month - Celebrate!
It will surprise you to know that Senator Orrin Hatch was one of its promoters in addition to the inimitable Rep. Barbara Mikulski: