CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published on March 1, 2021.
March is Women’s History Month, celebrating women who’ve changed the world – and we want to know all about the women who have changed YOUR world.
You can make your submissions to 3News by e-mailing YourSay@wkyc.com. Make sure to include a photo and description of why this woman deserves to be recognized. We’ll review every submission, and the best ones will then be featured on What’s New and on wkyc.com. Remember to include your name, city and phone number so we know how to get a hold of you.
“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as ‘Women’s History Week,’” according to WomensHistoryMonth.gov. “Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as ‘Women’s History Week.’ 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.’ Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as ‘Women’s History Month.’ These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.”