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Tales About The First Female Students Admitted To Yale In 1969

50 years ago this September, in 1969, Yale University went coed. Even so, the men-women ratio was not equal, t was just 13-percent female. It was a tumultuous time in the country and in New Haven. There were protests against the Vietnam war and Black Panther rallies. Anne Gardiner Perkins came as a student to Yale 8-years later in 1977. She has just written her first book called “Yale Needs Women” about her female predecessors and the challenges they faced under a national spotlight. On NYBERG she talks about how the status quo fell, when the school’s president was forced into accepting women.