Too often women were unsung.

Happy women’s history month!

As with every month of recognition, it really can be women’s month every month. But March is the historically chosen time to specifically acknowledge women’s contributions. All month, Smash Up will be posting some historical insight.

Women’s history month was proclaimed in 1980 by Jimmy Carter, inspired by the work of historian Gerda Lerner. He said:

“…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 […] Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people.”

Follow along for some snapshots in history of women’s rights achievements!

Author: smashupmagazine

Smash Up Magazine is an online women's magazine not for the faint of heart. We elevate the level of expected content for women, featuring introspective and unique articles on life, art, and media. Submit writing or idea to info@smashupmagazine.com!

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