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March is the month for celebrating women’s history. Some key events that have occurred in March over time:

  • March 1857: Female textile workers in New York City marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women
  • March 1908:  Women workers marched in NYC to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and to demand women’s suffrage
  • March 1911: First International Women’s Day marked by gatherings in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland
  • March 1913: Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC where more than 8,000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing their right to vote
  • 1975: United Nations began celebrating March 8 as International Women’s Day
  • 1978: Women’s History Week started in US
  • 1987: National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to include all of March as a celebration of the economic, political, and social contributions of women

In recognition of this, I expanded my reading horizon this month and landed on 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination by Sherry Boschert.

An author, journalist activist, and environmentalist, Boschert posts frequently on

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