Women's History Month
The celebration of women's history in the United States began in 1978 when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on thye Status of Women in California established a "Woman's History Week" to coincide with International Women's Day, which was first celbrated in Europe on March 8,1911.
In 1981, the United States Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.
In honor of the accomplishments of African Americans and Women, the Temple University Urban Archives has assembled this exhibit entitled "Celebrating Black History and Women's History Months." The exhibit will showcase Urban Archives materials from various collections, including the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection. In addition, the Urban Archives in conjunction with the Temple University Libraries will be sponsoring Black History and Women't Shistory Months lectures and book discussions throughout February and March.