An International Celebration of Women Accomplishments Everywhere
Do you consider yourself a History Maker?
Each year during the month of March, women everywhere are celebrated for courage, leadership, and vision to see the communities we live in thrive and make our nation a better place for all people. It is no secret that women made and continue to make major contributions to shaping not only our American History but our future legacy as well.
Not only do women possess the drive and conviction to effect change in this great nation but we do so by helping our young girls see themselves as capable and see the world has having limitless opportunities. Regardless of our skin color, economic status or location in the world, women celebrate women daily. Our diversity and willingness to accept one another make us great.
We are History Makers!
Each story of heroism whether in her neighborhood, district, state, or nation represents all women and recognizes us as important figures in society and to the progression of this nation. You too can create your own piece of history with your everyday life. Here are three ways to being a History Maker:
- Stand for a cause greater than your own. Every woman ever written in history represented a cause directly linked to an injustice. Regardless of what causes you support, stand up for something. Give voice to those otherwise speech-less.
- Identify and live your purpose. Purpose-driven individuals possess strong conviction and motivation to lead when others step back and simply complain.
- Commit to serving others. Serving those in need with a message of hope and acts of kindness make life better. Be the solution to someone’s problem.
As you read this proclamation issued by President Jimmy Carter in February 1980, celebrate the accomplishments of women in this great nation.
“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. I ask my fellow Americans to recognize this heritage with appropriate activities during National Women’s History Week, March 2–8, 1980. I urge libraries, schools, and community organizations to focus their observances on the leaders who struggled for equality – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul. Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people…”
We are capable and intelligent women who deserve celebration and support as every other interest group in this nation. A win for Women’s history is a win for American history.
Again, you are a History Maker?
Eryka T. Johnson