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.
- Smith College Relief Unit during WWI — The Smith College Relief Unit was founded in 1917 by Harriet Boyd Hawes to bring relief to those areas of France that were most devastated during the first World War. Hawes already had significant experience of relief work when she proposed, at a Boston Smith Club meeting in 1917, to form the SCRU. She had [...]
- Medical evacuation patients on the USS Tripoli, 1967 — Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10) await transfer to the 22nd Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July 1967. Share the History Love... [...]
- Jitterbugging on a Saturday evening in Mississippi, 1939 — Jitterbugging at a juke joint on a Saturday evening outside Clarksdale, Mississippi in November 1939. Share the History Love... [...]
- Ice skating on the Manitowoc River, 1891 — Ice skating on the Manitowoc River in Wisconsin in 1891. Share the History Love... [...]
- Annie Oakley shooting, 1892 — A Native American man stands in the left foreground watching Phoebe Anne “Annie Oakley” Moses shoot at targets in the air during a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Earl’s Court in England in 1892. The man has a blanket wrapped around his body. Annie shoots with her left arm fully extended. She [...]