Women’s History Month
March is recognized and celebrated as Women’s History Month in the U.S. and the U.K., while India uses the month of October for the observance. These are times to highlight the significant contributions of women in history and contemporary society. The observance traces back to 1911 when the first International Women’s Day was observed.
(And while we are on the subject, visit this Visions & Victories entry also: http://hcvoice.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/soul-sisters-blow-my-mind-and-i-dont-need-nothing-else/)
Queen Tiye, Ahmose-Nefertari, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Istnofret, Queen Nefertari, Makeda (Queen of Sheba), Queen Nzingha, Lucy Terry, Phyllis Wheatley, Sally Hemings, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Edmonia Lewis, Queen Mother Moore, Fannie Lou Hamer, Barbara Jordan, Marian Anderson, Jane Matilda Bolin, Lorraine Hansberry, Michelle Obama
While this has not been an observance with a large following in the African American community, it is not…
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