Women’s History Month’s origins can be traced back to 1979 when at the Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College a group of participants agreed to support an effort to promote a National Women’s History Week. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation that declared the week of March 8th a National Women’s History Week. Every year this tradition continued on a national level, however, by 1986 14 states had already adopted the month of March as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, the U.S. Congress got on a board on the national level and officially declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity.
The United States of America established Women’s History Month to honor, recognize and celebrate the achievements of American women. Below you will find our favorite African-American art prints for Women’s History Month for 2013. We selected artwork that either commemorates or highlights the achievements of African-American women or is a work of art that should uplift and inspire all of our sisters of African descent around the world. Included is artwork by Frank Morrison, Wishum Gregory, Kevin “WAK” Williams, Michael W. Eaton, Kolongi Brathwaite, Paul Collins, Fred Mathews and Edwin Lester.