2017 National Women’s History Month: Honoring Women in the Workplace

In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”  Since that time, we have celebrated Women’s History Month each year in March.  This year the focus is on honoring trailblazing women in labor and business. Read aloud the stories of women, such as Fannie Sellins and  Clara Lemlich, who fought to organize, unionize and inspire workers to fight for justice. In addition, March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day, which has been observed since the early 1900s, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Visit the library and check out books on Fannie Sellins, Clara Lemlich, and other remarkable women.