An Unflinching Account of Yale’s 1st Female Undergrads
March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
Isolated, singled out as oddities and sexual objects, and barred from many of the school’s privileges, the experiences of the first women allowed entry to undergraduate study at Yale in 1969 differed from those of their male peers. Join historian and Yale alumna Anne Gardiner Perkins for a Zoom presentation based on her book, “Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant.”
Perkins, who was the first female editor in chief of the Yale Daily News, will be joined by New Haven leader Constance Royster, one of Yale’s first women undergrads, whose experiences are featured in Perkins’s book. She will also be joined by current Yale Daily News Editor-in-Chief Mackenzie Hawkins and Zoë Hopson, president of the Yale Black Women’s Coalition.