Friday, March 30, 2012
Here's another instance when I wish I could invent a time machine... The graduating class of 1911 Barnard College.
In 1889, Barnard College was started for women who wanted an education due to Columbia University's policy on only admitting men. Good news, right? Maybe, but see this is where I would really like to be able to talk with these graduates. What did they study? What were their options?
The college's history page http://barnard.columbia.edu/about/womens-college/history states Barnard was "...one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men."
Was it really as rigorous and challenging? During a time when women fought so hard for equality this statement could be totally accurate, or it could be complete balderdash.
Thus, my desire to go back and discuss, to see with my own eyes. To experience not just college life of 1911, but to also explore the suffragette movement from an up close and personal perspective.
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