On March 8, 1908, 15,000 women occupied the streets of New York to protest low wages and poor working conditions, and to advocate for the right to vote. That brave stand and the struggles that followed eventually lead to the 1987 decision by the U.S. Congress to designate the entire month of March for the recognition of women’s history.
In this experTU video, Wellspring Associate Professor of History Jan Wilson explains the origins behind the establishment of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month, discussing women’s fight for equality, rights and acknowledgment of their achievements.
Are you interested in women’s historical and the ongoing struggle for equality? Then you definitely ought to check out TU’s welcoming and diverse Women’s and Gender Studies program.