- March is National Women's History Month
March is National Women's History Month
Published March 15, 2023
DaLynna Wood | Multimedia Specialist
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Stan Booker presented a proclamation declaring March 2023 as National Women’s History Month to the women of Lawton. Wyonna Alberty, the Extra Mile Hero of 2021 and longtime community volunteer, accepted the proclamation on behalf of Lawton women.
The proclamation reads that women have and continue to play critical roles in the economic, cultural, and social spheres of life, constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside the home. Women have played a unique role throughout history by providing much of the volunteer labor force.
National Women’s History Month celebrates the role women contribute as leaders, not only of their rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and other movements throughout history.
Despite these contributions, women have been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the literature, teaching, and study of American History. The City of Lawton recognizes women's vital contributions to creating and building our community.
Thank you to all the women who have been a part of our community and for all of the sacrifices and contributions you have made to make Lawton our home.