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.
- First female jury in Los Angeles, 1911 — Photo shows the first all-woman jury in Los Angeles, California who acquitted the editor of the Watts News of printing indecent language on Nov. 2, 1911. Share the History Love... [...]
- Woman standing on soldier’s rock on Madeline Island, 1907 — Woman standing on soldier’s rock on Madeline Island in Wisconsin, 1907. Share the History Love... [...]
- International law class at Columbia, 1918 — International law class in session at Columbia University in October 1918. Share the History Love... [...]
- Keith O’Brien Company dry goods store, 1908 — Large group of people looking at and selling merchandise at the Keith O’Brien Company dry goods store in Salt Lake City on March 24, 1908. Share the History Love... [...]
- Navy nurses receiving packages from home, WWII — Two recently arrived Navy nurses at a Navy Hospital in the South Pacific (possibly Guadalcanal) receive their first package from home. It includes books, candy and lounging pajamas. Share the History Love... [...]