Women’s History Intro

Women’s History Month started with humble beginnings, first coming into fruition as a week of celebration starting on March 7, 1982, according to womenshistorymonth.org. Five years later after petitions by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated March of 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Additional efforts to make March the official month of female celebration pursued, and March became Women’s History Month in the mid-1990s.  

March celebrates the many women in everyone’s lives. Women are mothers, sisters, girlfriends, professors, mentors, bosses and best friends. Without hardworking women, Kent State University wouldn’t be the successful place of higher education it is today. Influential women are found all within Kent’s staff, faculty and students, and here are a few of these great Kent State women’s stories: