BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON –
March is Women’s History month, an opportunity to celebrate and honor the achievements of women throughout history. In 1980, Congress passed a joint resolution recognizing the first “Women’s History Week.” It was expanded to a month long celebration six years later.
This month, I am reminded of the important women in my life who have done so much not only for me, but also their communities. In particular, I want to recognize my mom, Avis, my sister, Sarah, and my wife, Anna.
I am also reminded of several notable Arkansas women who have earned their place in history. Former Arkansas Senator Hattie Caraway was the first female United States Senator to serve a full term and the first female chair of a Senate Committee. Daisy Gaston Bates was a Civil Rights activist and mentored the Little Rock Nine during their desegregation efforts. Hazel Walker, an inductee into the Women’s Basketball hall of fame, was trailblazer for women’s athletics in the 20th century. Please join me in honoring these remarkable Arkansas women and countless others, both past and present, as we celebrate Women’s History Month.