In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress declared March to be Women's History Month. Today, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum work together to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. We chose to add our voices to the chorus by highlighting some of the women who have inspired us most, starting with Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American to hold the post of Librarian of Congress.
These are just a few of the women who inspire us everyday. Who inspires you?