About National Women's History Month. On March 8, 1911 International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time in Europe. According to the National Women's History Project, Congress was petitioned in 1987 to expand the date of March 8, which was known as International Women's Day, to the entire month of March. Since then, the National Women's History Month Resolution has been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
A significant and historical woman to be recognized is Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875--May 18, 1955) who was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for black students in Daytona Beach, Florida that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. >>read more