Women’s History Month

It was more than 100 years ago that International Women’s Day, March 8, came into existence, a recognition that is now celebrated annually around the world. In the 1970s and 80s, women’s organizations, educators and historians in the United States spoke up once again, saying, “Write women back into history.” Congress agreed, first by establishing a National Women’s History Week and then, in 1987, naming March as National Women’s History Month. Each year during this time, the museum joins in recognizing the generations of women from Greensboro who have been an important part of history and continue to impact contemporary society.

Recent museum programs have highlighted the legacies of five local Quaker women and the contributions of Bennett College president Willa Player.