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Women's History Month

Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.

The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History day" in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women's History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that.

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  • Stacey Abrams

    Stacey Abrams

    Member, Georgia House of Representatives (2006 - 2017)

    Politics

    Stacey Abrams is an American politician who served in the Georgia House of Representatives, and served as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

    Law Enforcement

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an American lawyer and jurist who is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice.

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  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks

    First Lady of Civil Rights

    Activism

    Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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  • Yoko Ono

    Yoko Ono

    Recording Artist

    Music

    Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art. She performs in both English and Japanese. She is known for being the second wife of singer-songwriter John Lennon of The Beatles.

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  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

    African-American Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist

    Activism

    Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist. She was born into slavery, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom. After going to court to recover her son, in 1828 she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.

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  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    American Abolitionist

    Activism

    Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

    Saint Teresa of Calcutta

    Ministry

    Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She received a number of honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • Priscilla Presley

    Priscilla Presley

    Actress and Co-Founder, Elvis Presley Enterprises

    Television

    Priscilla Presley is an actress and business magnate. She is the former wife of Elvis Presley, as well as co-founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company that turned Graceland into one of the top tourist attractions in the U.S.

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  • Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Member, British Royal Family

    Royalty

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York

    Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York

    Acceded to the Thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, and Pakistan

    Royalty

    Elizabeth II, known as Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York and Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth prior to accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, and Pakistan in 1952.

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