Women of Carolina: Celebrating Women’s History

During the month of March, the nation celebrates Women’s History Month.

This week, we are taking a closer look at how women’s history progressed on the Carolina campus. 

The story begins in 1897. 

To learn more about the early years of women’s history on campus, click here.

From the 1920s to the late 1960s, women were subject to very different rules compared to male students. To hear more about those rules, click here. 

The official record shows in 1927 the University got its first female faculty member. However, that may not be the whole story. To learn more, watch The Faculty Story.

As the first African-American woman to graduate from Carolina, Karen Parker broke barriers and a few rules along the way. Learn more about her story in today’s segment.

Published March 28, 2016.  Updated March 31, 2016.

Videos by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs