Oberlin College was the first American college to admit students of color in 1835. Two years later, Oberlin became the first to admit women into the four-year bachelor’s degree program. In 1841, three women (Mary Caroline Rudd, Mary Hosford and Elizabeth Prall) graduated with their bachelor’s degree. In addition, Mary Jane Patterson became the first African American woman to graduate from an established four-year American college. She graduated in 1862 with a B.A. degree and highest honors.
- Roller Derby Skaters at the Starting Line, 1936 — Share the History Love... Roller derby skaters, from left, Louise Thomas, Elizabeth “Libby” Hoover, Pudge Dyer, Jayne Cummings and Mildred Arndt, are started by Harry Newman on Jan. 4, 1936. Share the History Love... [...]
- Detroit NAACP branch office, 1940s — Share the History Love... People work in the NAACP branch office in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1940s. Share the History Love... [...]
- Suffragette with newspaper clippings, 1919 — Share the History Love... Suffrage worker with newspaper clippings on the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote by the United States Senate in 1919. Share the History Love... [...]
- “Women’s Rights” day march to the Statue of Liber... — Share the History [...]
- Female guards learning how to sight guns, 1942 — Share the History Love... Female guards, placed on duty at the Naval Ordnance Plant, operated by the Hudson Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan, learn how to sight guns on August 7, 1942. In the front row, the girls sight 38 caliber police pistols; those in the back row with 30-30 rifles. At present the [...]