March is Women’s History Month. The national celebration of Women’s History Month began in 1982 after Congress passed a joint declaration that would celebrate women with Women’s History Week, starting March 7th. For the next five years, Congress passed annual joint resolutions designating various weeks in March as Women’s History Week.

In 1987, Congress passed a Joint Resolution designating March as “Women’s History Month.”  Since 1995, the President has issued an annual proclamation so designating March “Women’s History Month.”

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PBS is celebrating Women’s History Month by sharing a collection stories and documentaries showcasing the accomplishments and contributions of women in history. Check out the schedule here.