Women’s History Month

- Jonathan Allen, Writer

March is all about celebrating women’s accomplishments and contributions to society worldwide. Society often overlooks the influential women that have changed our world for the better. Women such as Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Maya Angelou, Hellen Keller, and many more have done so much to push forward society. In many different ways, women have been figures in all sorts of social issues and important events. A huge movement pushed forward by many women was the Sufferage Movement which would lead to women in the U.S. gaining the ability to vote. Susan B. Anthony was the symbol of this movement and many other women too helped her in this fight. People such as Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott were a huge part of this and held the first convention dealing with women’s rights. Without these people, we wouldn’t be in the progressive place that we currently live in.

Moving to the Civil Rights era there are even more influential women. Rosa Parks is one woman most people think of when talking about women’s history. The action of her not giving away her seat and fighting for equality not only for the black community but also for black women is so monumental. Besides Rosa, there are plenty of others to talk about such as Ella Baker, who is another activist like Ms. Parks. Baker was inspired by the bus movement started by Parks and would help Martin Luther King Jr. create the SCLC.

In our modern era, we still have many women to admire like Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. Both of these women are young activists fighting for their different issues. They are both pushing boundaries for women’s education and Thunberg fighting for the environment. Throughout history, we can see the huge impact that women have had over time and it shows everyone how important this month is. History isn’t even just about the most well-known, but also the women in your life and community.