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Donovan Forum - Our Rightful Place: Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1945

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Our Rightful Place:Women at the Univesity of Kentucky, 1880-1945 - Terry Birdwhistle, Deirdre A. Scaggs - Authors, UK Library
 
Thursday, March 11, 2021  2-3pm
 
In 1880, forty-three women walked into the president's office at the University of Kentucky (UK) and signed the student register, becoming the first female students at a public college in the commonwealth. But gaining admittance was only the beginning. For the next sixty-five years -- encompassing two world wars, an economic depression, and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment -- generations of women at UK claimed and reclaimed their right to an equitable university experience. Their work remains unfinished.
In 1880, forty-three women walked into the president's office at the University of Kentucky (UK) and signed the student register, becoming the first female students at a public college in the commonwealth. But gaining admittance was only the beginning. For the next sixty-five years -- encompassing two world wars, an economic depression, and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment -- generations of women at UK claimed and reclaimed their right to an equitable university experience. Their work remains unfinished.
 
Drawing on yearbooks, photographs, and other private collections, Our Rightful Place: A History of Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880--1945 examines the struggle for gender equity in higher education through the lens of one major institution. In the face of shifting resistance, pioneering women constructed opportunities for themselves. Terry L. Birdwhistell and Deirdre A. Scaggs highlight three women -- Sarah Blanding, Frances Jewell McVey, and Sarah Bennett Holmes -- who fought for access to basic facilities that were denied to UK women for decades, including housing and study spaces. By examining the trials and triumphs of UK's first female undergraduates, faculty, and administrators, this book uncovers the lasting impact women had on higher learning in the early days of coeducation.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
ZOOM Online

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Deirdre Scaggs2.Terry Birdwhistle3.Robin Kleven4.Sandy Emerson 

Course Fee: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/11/2021 - 3/11/2021 Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ZOOM Online, ZOOM Online  Map Sandy Emerson  ; Robin Kleven  ; Terry Birdwhistle  ; Deirdre Scaggs  ClassRoom