Women’s History Month Observed Virtually with a ‘Women of Distinction’ Awards Ceremony

TAMU-Commerce Professor Lavelle Hendricks, Pastor of East Caney Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkins County, announces a virtual event honoring women to be held in Sulphur Springs, Texas on Sunday March 28, 2021 at 5:30pm. You are welcome to attend this free event at https://tamuc.zoom.us/j/93955723705, or get more information at [email protected].

The Inaugural Gyeula Watson ‘Women of Distinction and Honor’ Awards Ceremony will honor Demetra Robinson, Cleoria Bozeman, Ann Spivey, Lucy Phifer, Janie Taylor, Patricia Cooper, Hillary Young, Regina Gasaway, Raymona Hynson, Yuvonne Necy Thornton, Dorothy Jo Thomas, Pamela Clayton, Audine Turman, Yvonne Ford and Marcie Porter. Guest speaker will be Dr. Joyce Miller, Professor of Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Women;s History Month is celebrated locally for the significant contributions made by women in Business, Social, Industry, Church, Technology and Education fields of endeavor.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on following link: https://tamuc.zoom.us/j/93955723705

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 have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

Author: Enola Gay

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