Women in South Florida
Women's History in Florida
Here are just a few of the many images depicting the history of women in Florida.
Learn about who they are at http://www.floridamemory.com
Facts About Women's History Month
"In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women’s History Week. The week was chosen to coincide with International Women’s Day, March 8. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the U.S. president has issued a proclamation." (US Census, 2009)
Facts From the 2010 US Census
- There are 155.8 million females in the United States and 151.8 millon males.
- There are 197.900 females in active military service.
- 1.7 million of women are veterans.
- Estimated 82.8 million mothers.
- Women who worked full time earned $ .77 cents compared to the $ 1 dollar their male counterparts earned.
- 29.4 million women and 28.4 million men 25 and older had a bachelor's degree or higher. Women had a larger share of high school diplomas, as well as associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. More men than women had a professional or doctoral degree.
- 55% of college students are women
Websites About Women's Movement
Information on Women's Suffrage Movement
3501 SW Davie Road, Bldg.17
Davie, FL 33314
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