National Women's History Month 2017
"Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"
Celebrate Women's History Month this March with The Doylestown Bookshop! Our booksellers are pulling their favorite books celebrating women throughout history, including trailblazers in art, science, business, politics, and more.
What we're reading
For young adults
For the kids
For more information, visit The Women's History Month Project: “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well. As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, 'Women’s History is Women’s Right.' – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.” -President Jimmy Carter, Presidential Message, 1980
Women's History Month actually began as Women's History Week, which was passed each year by Congress starting in 1982 and continued for the next five years. The National Women's History Project petitioned Congress, prompting Congress to designate the full month of March 1987 as Women's History Month. Congress continued passing resolutions each year requesting and authorizing the President to make March Women's History Month until 1994. In 1995, President Clinton began the current policy of issuing an annual proclamation designating the month of March as Women's History Month, which has been continued by Presidents Bush and Obama.