The National Women’s History Project is proud to announce the establishment of a new Women’s History Alliance, which will help link women’s history advocates at the local, state, and federal level and significantly expand each group’s circle of influence.
Open to individuals and organizations, this new effort will help connect educators, performers, keepers of historic sites, agencies, and organizations in their work recognizing women’s history and preparing for the Woman Suffrage Centennial in 2020.
Building on the success of Women’s History Month, the primary goal of the new Alliance is to have Women’s Equality Day—August 26th, the anniversary of American women winning the right to vote—declared a federal holiday. This will be a serious challenge, but what better way to celebrate “Women’s Independence Day” and honor the inspiring non-violent movement that overcame tremendous odds to win civil rights to American women. Today, there is no federal holiday that recognizes women. Male figures are celebrated from President’s Day to Christmas. The great achievement of the 20th century—the emancipation and empowerment of women—calls for recognition at the national level.
- The Women’s History Alliance will be working for the next four years to have Women’s Equality Day 2020 declared a federal holiday. Please join us!
- Visit our webstore for an array of resources related to Women’s Equality day.
- Save the date for our March 25, 2017 Honoree Luncheon, where we honor trailblazing women in labor and business to ensure that our leaders are written back into history.
- Learn more about Inez Milholland, the Woman’s Suffrage Martyr.
- Order a free of the DVD Inez Milholland: Forward into Light for your event.