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December 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
In the fall of 1918, women studied for the first time at two of America’s colonial colleges. As the Influenza Pandemic called the “Spanish Flu” spread around the world, Mabel Smith Douglass opened New Jersey College for Women at Rutgers and the first women students enrolled at William & Mary.
This online program includes a discussion of the struggles and triumphs of the first semesters of women’s education at Rutgers and William & Mary, a living-history appearance from “Mabel Smith Douglass” reflecting on that first semester and her own infection with the Spanish Flu, and a festive introduction to the Yule Log traditions at both colleges.