Remember the Ladies: March Edition

Throughout history, women's achievements have often been downplayed or overlooked. 

As part of WPLN's efforts to empower women, we aim to recognize the women who came before us.

Here's what women in the past accomplished during the month of March throughout history:

  • MARCH 31, 1888 | Susan B. Anthony, alongside Frances Willard, May Wright Sewall, Louise Thomas, and Mary Eastman, founds the National Council of Women of the United States.
  • MARCH 3, 1913 | An estimated 8,000 participants march in the Women's Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C., to demand women's right to vote; it was the first suffragist parade in D.C.
  • MARCH 4, 1933 | Frances Perkins is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Labor, becoming the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet.
  • MARCH 2, 1955 | 15-year-old Claudette Colvin is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus for a white rider.

Check out WPLN's March 2024 newsletter!