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International Women's day 2022

International Women's day 2022

Today, March 8, 2022, is International women's day. Let's take a look back and admire some of the Women who had a significant impact in today's society and across the US and let's look at when international women's day first started.

International Women's Day has origins in the socialist labor and women's suffrage movements of the early 20th century. The Socialist Party of America declared the first National Women's Day on February 28, 1909, to honor the women who participated in the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York City. These women, mostly European immigrants, marched through New York's Lower East Side to rally at Union Square, demanding better wages, voting rights, and improved working conditions. The demonstration sparked national protests over the following months, even leading the International Ladies Garment Workers Union to join the strike.

Now let's look at some of the Women who have made a significant impact today.

  1. Catherine II, called Catherine, the Great, reigned over Russia for 34 years, longer than any other female in Russian history. As empress, Catherine westernized Russia. She led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe. She championed the arts and reorganized the Russian law code.

  1. Rosa Parks, Called "the mother of the civil rights movement," invigorated the struggle for racial equality when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks' arrest on December 1, 1955, launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott by 17,000 black citizens.

  1. Anne Frank made" The Diary of Anne Frank" is one of the most honest, powerful, and sad accounts of World War II and was written by a German teenage girl. The Franks were a Jewish family living in Germany, then Austria throughout Hitler's rise to power and during World War II.

  1. Maya Angelou is one of the most influential women in American history and was a poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist; whose award-winning memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman.

This is just a minimal list of Women who have made a change or impacted society. What are some of your favorite stories for International Women's Day?


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