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“Empowerment in Education – Women, African Americans, and high school students in the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences” analyzes the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (SALS) dismantling of its educational hierarchy from the 1960s through the 1980s. The agricultural program originally privileged white males with educational empowerment in the advancing field of agriculture. From the 1960s to the 1980s, a new Associate’s degree program was opened, women were recognized as important members of the program, and SALS began to systematically recruit and retain African American students.
This exhibit is part of a larger project: Agricultural Empowerment in Academics, Research, and Extension.
Like many other women's organizations in 1960s America, State's Mates maintained a strong civic commitment, despite their characterization as a...