Women’s History Month

It began as a week-long celebration in 1981 when the United States Congress passed Public Law 97-28 requesting President Ronald Reagan to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week”. Congress passed Public Law 100-9, which designated March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Each year since, succeeding Presidents have issued proclamations officially declaring March as Women’s History Month.
The United States Mint marks this tradition with an assortment of coins and medals celebrating courageous women and their inspirational contributions. From Mary Golda Ross, considered to be the first Native American woman to become a professional engineer, to activists like Rosa Parks and trailblazers like the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), these fearlessly determined women made history from all walks of life to spark change in our country and around the world.
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