Wednesday, March 1, 2023

USA Today and 'Good Morning America' explain Women's History Month

Happy Women's History Month! I'm sharing two history lessons to kick off the month, beginning with USA Today's Women’s History Month: How it was born and why it's observed in March | JUST THE FAQS, uploaded last year.

A breakdown of the complicated backstory of Women’s History Month and why we celebrate in March.
Now that Black History Month has ended and March has begun, we have the privilege of celebrating another vital month in the calendar year: Women's History Month. What was once Women's Day, expanded to a week, then to an entire month, over decades of celebration.

With roots dating back to 1857, when women in New York City factories protested poor working conditions, this month has the opportunity to highlight the many accomplishments that women have made. And to spotlight how women's accomplishments will continue to inspire many future generations.
I should not be surprised that International Women's Day came first, similar to how International Tiger Day is derived from the Year of the Tiger; one helped inspire the others.

"Good Morning America" posted its own video two years ago, The history behind Women’s History Month, focusing more on the accomplishments of famous American women.

ABC News correspondent Juju Chang gives us a history lesson on how it grew into the celebration we know today.
While the two videos were similar, they were just different enough to be worth sharing. I hope my readers found both worth watching.

I'll return to women in the news for International Women's Day, if not earlier. In the meantime, March is a month full of holidays with World Wildlife Day, Marching Music Day, Purim, and Holi all happening in the next week. Stay tuned.

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