1. What did women do to increase their access to higher education in nineteenth-century Massachusetts?
2. Why did these women focus their efforts on education?
3. Which attitudes about women's education changed over the course of the 1800s and which remained unchanged? Why?
"First Students Arrive at Mt. Holyoke Seminary"
Mary Lyon broke new ground in womenís higher education.
"Sophia Smith Endows New Women's College"
Northampton woman was first in U.S. to endow a college for women.
"Ellen Swallow Marries Robert Richards"
MITís first female graduate opened doors for other women.
"Alice Freeman and George Palmer Marry"
Wellesley Collegeís first woman president transformed the institution.
"Concord Women Cast First Votes"
In 1879 Massachusetts women gained the right to vote for school committee.