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S.J.Res. 28 (97th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 4, 1981 (Passed Congress).

95 STAT. 148                     PUBLIC LAW 97-28—AUG. 4, 1981

                  Public Law 97-28
                  97th Congress
                                            J o i n t Resolution
 Aug. 4,1981      Designating the week beginning March 7, 1982, as "Women's History Week".
 [S.J. Res. 28]
                  Whereas American women of every race, class, and ethnic back-
                     ground helped found the Nation in countless recorded and unre-
                     corded ways as servants, slaves, nurses, nuns, homemakers,
                     industrial workers, teachers, reformers, soldiers, and pioneers;
                  Whereas American women have played and continue to play a
                     critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of our
                     Nation's life by constituting a significant portion of the labor
                    force working in and outside of the home;
                  Whereas American women have played a unique role throughout
                    our history by providing the majority of the Nation's volunteer
                    labor force and have been particularly important in the estab-
                    lishment of early charitable philanthropic and cultural institu-
                    tions in the country;
                  Whereas American women of every race, class, and ethnic back-
                    ground served as early leaders in the forefront of every major
                    progressive social change movement, not only to secure their own
                    right of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolition-
                    ist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor
                    union movement, and the modem civil rights movement; and
                  Whereas despite these contributions, the role of American women
                    in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in
                    the body of American history: Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Women's           States of America in Congress assembled, That the week beginning
History Week.     March 7, 1982, is designated as "Women's History Week", and the
Designation.      President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people
                  of the United States to observe such week with appropriate ceremo-
                  nies and activities.
                    Approved August 4, 1981.

                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 28:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 127 (1981):
                      Mar. 10, considered and passed Senate.
                      July 15, considered and passed House, amended.
                      July 24, Senate concurred in House amendments.