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Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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In the winter of 1969, young women from across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. Yale’s landmark decision to admit women was a step forward for equality in education. In Yale Needs Women, author Anne Gardiner Perkins tells the story of how these young women fought against the male cultural traditions of a centuries-old institution and created the opportunities that would carry them into the future.

A book signing follows the program.

This program is presented in conjunction with our exhibition: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.

Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, BMO Financial Group, Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).



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