Women's History Month
March 14, 2023 - Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have recognized the month of March as Women’s History Month.
The proclamation notes that women of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation and our community.
“Women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of life,” reads the proclamation, “by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside the home.”
In fact, women have played a unique role throughout history by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force and were particularly important in the establishment of charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions.
They have served in the military and are leaders who secured their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity but were also integral in the abolitionist movement, industrial labor movement, civil rights movement, and in the peace movement.
The proclamation was accepted by Darlene Lovell Thomas, Executive Director of the local chapter of the National Organization of Women.
“Women make history every single minute of every single day,” she said. “There is no better representation than looking right here at City Hall.”
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