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What's new: July 2022

This update features five new biographies, including the “Godmother of Title IX” Bernice “Bunny” Sandler; Boston civil rights activist Florida Ruffin Ridley; scholar and suffragist Grace Raymond Hebard; Lola Maverick Lloyd, an activist who fused feminism and pacifism; and Julia Tarrant Barron, Alabama philanthropist and college founder.

Bernice “Bunny” Sandler

Bernice “Bunny” Sandler  (1928–2019) was a psychologist and education consultant who turned her personal experiences of sex discrimination into a career as an activist. In the mid-1960s she filed more than 250 grievances against universities and colleges alleging unequal treatment of women, especially when it came to admissions, financial assistance, and hiring and promotion. Spurred by Sandler’s work, in June and July 1970 Representative Edith Green (D-Oregon) held seven days of hearings on sex discrimination in higher education. She then hired Sandler to edit the written record of the hearings which documented what Sandler called the “horror stories” of discrimination. Sandler’s work directly led to the passage of Title IX, a transformative law that has shaped the lives of women both on and off campus ever since.

 

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JULY 28, 2022

What's New: July 2022

This update features five new biographies, including the “Godmother of Title IX” Bernice “Bunny” Sandler; Boston civil rights activist Florida Ruffin Ridley; scholar and suffragist Grace Raymond Hebard; Lola Maverick Lloyd, an activist who fused feminism and pacifism; and Julia Tarrant Barron, Alabama philanthropist and college founder.

JUNE 23, 2022

What's New: June 2022

This update features five new essays, including journalist and lawyer Nell Battle Lewis, who worked for the rights of women and workers but became a defender of racial segregation; Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen; actress Barbara Cook; Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Don Newcombe, and economist Jacob Marschak.

MAY 23, 2022

What's New: May 2022

This update features five new biographies including pioneering financial expert Muriel Siebert; Hall of Fame baseball player Willie McCovey; Ronald Walters, an African American public intellectual and activist; newspaper publisher and conservative political activist Mary Dawson Cain; and Leander Herron, a civil engineer and military veteran.