WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, MARCH 3: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Profile America -- Thursday, March 3rd. This is Women's History Month -- a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage and accomplishments of the nation's women. One example is Mary Harris Jones, who brought the evils of child labor to national attention in the 1800s. Another is Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book, "Silent Spring" helped lay the foundation of modern environmental awareness. In recent years, women have excelled in educational attainment. While men had more years of schooling for decades, women now dominate in all levels except professional or doctoral degrees. Fifty-five percent of students on college campuses across the nation are women. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 153
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB11-FF.04
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau