What started in 1978 as a week-long celebration of women in the single state of California, is now celebrated across the entire country for the entire month of March.

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It's Women's History Month and according to womenshistory.org;

...until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

The Contributions Women Have Made To US History Is Immeasurable

From coast to coast, women have made some incredible contributions to American life in all forms.  From cuisine to the arts, civil liberty and politics, to medicine and sports, you'll find a plethora of women whose lives made a difference in U.S. history.

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Taking things a step further, I googled the topic, "the most famous women in Louisiana history" and was impressed with the author's findings; except for one extremely obvious omission.  And no, it wasn't even the overlooking of the New Orleans native actress, Reese Witherspoon.

The Most Famous Women in Louisiana History Doesn't Include Kim Mulkey?

How in the world could someone list "The 10 Most Famous Women in Louisiana History" and never once even slightly entertain the conversation of Kim Mulkey?

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Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Even Wikipedia is almost gushing when they list the Louisiana native, Mulkey's achievements:

Kimberly Duane Mulkeyis an American college basketball coach and former player. She is the head coach for Louisiana State University's women's basketball team. A Pan-American gold medalist in 1983 and Olympic gold medalist in 1984, she became the first person in NCAA women's basketball history to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. She has won NCAA championships as the coach of Baylor in 20052012, and 2019 and of LSU in 2023. Mulkey was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 and into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Just guessing the omission was an honest mistake and simply slipped past the author, but when you consider the contributions of some of those who did make the list, her inclusion is certainly meritorious.

Thank you women! All of those who've made the list and the ones who maybe never got the recognition deserved. The Kool Aid Moms, the den mothers, the PTA leaders, volunteers and Sunday School teachers; thank you for being there when we needed you most.

The 10 Most Famous Women in Louisiana History

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