Here’s three powerful women to celebrate as Women’s History Month nears


Janay Simpson

Women’s History Month starts on Wednesday, March 1.


Women’s history is celebrated for all types of women in this world. Women’s History Month is created to celebrate the honor of women and to remind us of the accomplishments of women throughout the years in our culture and society.


Women’s History Month became an official month when Congress passed a resolution for it in 1987.


It was actually instituted by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 as a week – the first week of March.  Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The month is to honor women in American history. 


“ Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women “

 – Maya Angelou.

 Here are three women who inspired change and can be examples of Women’s History.

Dorothy Heights March 24, 1912, – died April 20, 2010. She fought for equal rights for both African Americans and women. She was in the Civil Rights movement. Dorothy Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. 


“We had people of all backgrounds coming together – all races, all creeds, all colors, all statuses in life.


“And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.” — Dorothy Height. 


Susan B Anthony was an American women’s rights activist from 1820-1906. The rights of labor, and equal pay for equal work, Susan Brownell Anthony became one of the most visible leaders of the women’s suffrage movement.


“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” – Susan Anthony


Another powerful woman was Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani female education activist. She was 15 and got shot in the head and began her fight for girls.


 “I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is the story of many girls,” Yousafzai said. 


She is still alive and she is the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate and still fights for girls across the countries.


That’s just three powerful women who have made the world a better place. 


Women should come together, especially this month, and make a better world for each other.