Women’s History

By Madison Lloyd

Throughout the month of March, Centereach High School celebrated women through history, with the help of its History Club. In order to properly pay tribute to the celebratory month, the history club produced a slideshow titled “Valiant Women Through Time”. As the students went through history, they talked about the women who have contributed and widely impacted the Women’s Rights Movement. Starting in the 19th century, Elizabeth Blackwell and Victoria Woodhall were mentioned, and moving on into the 20th century, they covered women like Alice Paul and Margaret Sanger.

According to the History Club President, Dana Browning, “It was amazing to see people reporting on women that have done so much for humanity – in such important fields too, like science and politics.”

They also included some LGBTQIA+ representation in their tribute, centering around Gay Rights Activist Marsh P. Johnson. Next, as the group went through more recent women in history, it discussed people such as Nicki Minaj, Serena Williams, and Kamala Harris, all of whom have positively contributed to the success of the Women’s Rights Movement. The students didn’t miss any beats as they made sure to display valiant women through movie media, with the mention of the movie Hidden Figures, and in children’s toys, showing Barbies dolls through the decades. 

“The club only had two weeks to pull this together and they did it perfectly. I have to thank them for their hard work,” said Dana.

Hard work is the only term to describe what the club members did for this celebration as they accurately portrayed over twenty valiant women through history, amongst other things. It can be safely said that CHS celebrated Women’s History Month in the most perfect of way.