Making Strides

Women as Agents of Social Change

“Making Strides: Women as Agents of Social Change” illustrates women’s efforts in the Nashville Community to promote equal rights and to gain access to education, family planning, and employment. The exhibit showcases rare materials from the Vanderbilt Libraries Special Collections, telling an important story of the struggle for equality that continues to be fought in the U.S. and worldwide.

Making Strides - Kate Lupton Pictured at left, Kate Lupton was the first woman to attend undergraduate classes. The daughter of a Vanderbilt chemistry professor, Lupton did not (and could not) formally apply to Vanderbilt but attended classes as a “listener.” Vanderbilt’s Lupton House is named for her.

Exhibit and LibGuide developed to support this year's
First Year Commons Reading

Online Exhibit

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