A Point of Difference: Diversity at Bryn Mawr College
A Timeline of Diversity at Bryn Mawr: Where Were We? Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?
Joseph W Taylor founded Bryn Mawr College in 1885
M Carey Thomas was the first Dean and became second President of Bryn Mawr College in 1894
Jessie Redmon Fauset, a “colored girl," won a scholarship to Bryn Mawr and decided to enroll. She was allowed to attend classes for a month before President Thomas arranged for her to attend Cornell in 1901
Enid Cook became the first black graduate of Bryn Mawr College in 1931
Evelyn Jones, class of 1954 (shown here in her yearbook photo), became the first black student to reside on the Bryn Mawr College campus in 1950
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shown with President Katharine McBride, delivered the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class of 1966
Robert Washington, Professor of Sociology, became the first black faculty member at Bryn Mawr College in 1971
Perry House was named the Black Cultural Center, after the request of The Sisterhood, in 1972
Mary Osirim was the first black female tenured professor at Bryn Mawr, and became the first person of color to sit on the President's Cabinet in 2013
Mujeres, the Latin@ affinity group, became residents of Perry House in 2009
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