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Facts for Features: WHM 2015 (U.S. Census Bureau)

This featured release from the U.S. Census Bureau Newsrooms offers user friendly statistics and figures regarding women and topics such as: jobs, the military, earnings, education, voting, & more.

March is Women's History Month

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Suffrage March

"The Youngest Marcher" Suffrage March


About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, & Trump have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

(From the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month.)

WHM Theme for 2018

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Women's History Project 2018 Theme
2018 WHP Honorees


The McHenry County College theme this year for

Women's History Month is

"Celebrating Women's Identity"


MCC Library

Questions? To contact an MCC Librarian, click on our Ask a Librarian! link.

Phone: 815-455-8762

Fall/Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am-9:30pm

Friday 8am-4:30pm; Saturday 8am-2pm

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Womenn's Vote Button

Women's Suffrage Ribbons