April 1, 2021

Amelia Lyons, associate professor of history, sat down with Spectrum News to discuss the history of Women’s History Month and the importance of celebrating it. Referencing the motivations for the movement, Lyons broke down why we continue to celebrate it today.

Lyons explained how the realization that women’s accomplishments were not being taught in schools prompted a movement for there to a dedicated time to celebrate women. This week-long celebration, which later became Women’s History Month under President Carter, was centered around International Women’s Day. According to Lyons, Women’s History Month is a reminder that women’s history and accomplishments need to be a part of the narrative every day of the year.

Watch the full segment on Spectrum News-13.