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Celebrating Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. It had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed a bill which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

With the help of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, we would like to celebrate these notable women with a direct tie to our state (click on the individual names to learn more):

Christine Holland Anthony                   

Hannah Diggs Atkins                                

Maude Richman Calvert                       

Jacqueline L. Carey      

Tricia Louise Everest

Dannie Bea James Hightower

Polly A. Nichols

Pearl M. Sayre 

Mary Alice Robertson 

Martha Griffin White

To learn more about women making history in Oklahoma, link to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame site HERE

 

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