By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.
In honor of Women’s History Month HBCU Buzz asked a few college aged men what their definition of “a woman” is and here is what they had to say………
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO YOU?
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO TRE’ CARTER……….
A WOMAN IS: Someone who is nurturing and driven, so sure in herself that she doesn’t look for herself in others. A woman has morals and values and walks proudly knowing she can prevail through anything. A woman is independent and giving, she has the ability to take what you give her and produce something beyond belief. A woman is sound. A woman is love and life. And the right woman is key to it all.
– Tre’ Carter –
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO CHRISTOPHER PARKS……….
A WOMAN IS: A woman is a human who gives birth to other humans. A woman has strengths that amazes men. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness and love. She smiles when feeling like screaming. She endures much hurt and rejection. A woman is who God made her to be a help mate for man. And without a woman today there would be no man. Women are phenomenal.
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO DARRYL RILEY II ……….
A WOMAN IS: The art of the world. Without the strength of a woman men wouldn’t he what they are today, in fact they wouldn’t be here at all. I believe that the essence of a woman has to with her heart and character. I believe the best character in a woman is her ambition.
– Darryl Riley II –
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO JONATHAN GIVAN……….
A WOMAN IS: A female that has matured to the point that she is strong, loving, intelligent, compassionate, and is a supporter to her significant other.
– Jonathan Givan –
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO ALICKSON ALEXANDER……….
A WOMAN IS: A human who understands the complexity of life and despite its challenges fights the uphill battle that they are faced with. A woman is mature, has a sense of responsibility, compassionate, kind, loving, caring, and always there when you need her. When I think of a woman, I think of my mom, who makes horrible days better and captures my heart with a delicious hot meal!
– Alickson Alexander –
WHAT IS A WOMAN TO JON THIBODEAUX……….
A WOMAN IS: Whatever she wants to be, but my preference in women would be someone who has class, elegance, is selfless, has a sense of humor, but is also about her business. I wouldn’t prefer her to be too easy to get, but I would want her to still be a nice person. That is not my definition of a woman, but it is indeed my preference.
– Jonathan Thibodeaux –
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH QUIZ
- What year did women gain the right to vote?
- Who was the first women to graduate from medical school?
A) Margaret Sanger
B) Judith Love
C) Elizabeth Blackwell
D) Angie Stone
- Who developed a successful line of cosmetics for African American women in the early 1900s?
A) Josephine Baker
B) Madam C.J. Walker
C) Rosa Parks
D) Clara Bow
- Who was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
A) Rita Dove
B) Eleanor Roosevelt
C) Toni Morrison
D) Susan B. Anthony
- What African American woman refused to give up her seat to a White man in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, sparking the civil rights movement?
A) Madam C.J. Walker
B) Rosa Parks
C) Sojourner Truth
D) Harriet Tubman
Answers: 1. D. 2. C. 3. B. 4. C 5. B
HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!