The inaugural class of St. Joseph's College of Marian University will spend the summer of 2020 uncovering and discovering the stories of some of Marian College's first women graduates -- Black women and other graduates of color -- including Sr. Sarah Page (Class of 1949), Norma E. Lewis Cummings (Class of 1951), and Maxine McIntosh Ferguson (Class of 1952), who received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Marian University in 2018. Students will explore historical documents from the period, including books by History Professor Emeritus Dr. Jim Divita, and writings from Sr. Claire Whalen, Dr. Bill Doherty, and others to carry Marian College's progressive beginnings into its future.
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Counts, Shelia Antley, "ENG 180 -- Marian College's Women of Color Firsts (1950s-1970s)" (2020). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop. 6.