In the past 50 years, when you glance into a high school/middle school history book, you may notice how it seems to be about his- story versus her- story. When a young girl opens up a history book and gleans for anything her own gender has accomplished over the past hundred years, she would’ve came up dry.
It would be hard for her not to feel worthless since women, in older history books, were depicted as waifs, midwives, or slaves. Not as anything spectacular.
Since it’s inception, NWHP, founded in Santa Rosa, California, has been the nation-wide source for unfolding woman’s roles in American history. The core mantra with NWHP is to add women back into HIS-tory and to recognize them:from all backgrounds and occupations.
Besides NWHP’s vantage point as being the sole creators of national woman’s history month for the U.S. NWHP has also “… led both local and national efforts, consults, publishes, distributes, inspires, advises, and networks with a wide variety of institutions and activists in the field.”
If it wasn’t for them, would women even be recognized for their contributions in:science, community, government, literature, art, sports, and medicine– and would any of it be in our U.S history books TODAY?
If you want to learn more about NWHP, please visit their website.