Women’s History Month: Celebrating the women who shaped Syracuse
Women’s History Month: Five women who shaped Syracuse
Ever since Congress acknowledged the official celebration of women’s history month 41 years ago in 1981, people around the country honor and commemorate women’s achievements and historical contributions throughout the month of March. This year, a number of different local organizations have highlighted the accomplishments of Syracuse women throughout history, such as the Matilda Joslyn Gage House and the Onondaga Historical Association.
Within the greater Syracuse area, many women throughout history have left lasting legacies and made their marks on the city. From activists to philanthropists to pioneers, here are five Syracuse women who broke barriers and notably impacted the community around them.