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Women's History Month

Duarte USD joins the national Women's History Month celebration during March to pay tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to the world have proved invaluable to society. During this month and throughout the year, our schools will explore the vital role women have played throughout history. 
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. 
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(From the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month.)