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Ambitions and Intellect: Pioneering Women at WSU
April 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
One event on April 8, 2017 at 10:00am
A new exhibit in WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, “Ambitions and Intellect: Pioneering Women at WSU,” explores the stories of early women contributors at the fledgling college. The exhibit also highlights women’s determination to get an education and how they made their mark in society afterward. It is part of this year’s events around Women’s History Month and the Common Reading book “I Am Malala.”
“Countless contributions and achievements of women are absent from our historical memory,” said Lipi Turner-Rahman, exhibit curator. “The 1862 Morrill Act helped remove educational barriers for women in Washington State at a time when most women were not encouraged to go to college.”