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Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Alice Hutchinson 
Byrds Books 
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Anne Gardiner Perkins join us August 12th to discuss her book Yale Needs Women

Join us for a book discussion of  Yale Needs Women with the author Anne Gardiner Perkins on Thursday August 12th at 7:30pm. Free, all are welcome.

About the book:

In the winter of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating one thousand male leaders each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education.

Or was it?

...Yale Needs Women is the story of how these young women fought against the backward-leaning traditions of a centuries-old institution and created the opportunities that would carry them into the future. Anne Gardiner Perkins's unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today.

About the author:

Anne Gardiner Perkins is an award-winning historian and expert in higher education. She graduated from Yale University, where she won the Porter Prize in history and was elected the first woman editor in chief of the Yale Daily News. Perkins is a Rhodes Scholar who received her PhD in higher education from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her master's in public administration from Harvard, where she won the Littauer Award for academic excellence and served as a teaching fellow in education policy. She has presented papers on the history of higher education at leading academic conferences and been a visiting scholar at the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. Perkins lives with her husband in Boston.

 

WINNER OF THE 2020 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION