In honor of International Women's Day I'd like to an editorial entitled "The Evolution of Woman"written by Cecie E. Parker, the librarian of the State College for Colored Students. Ms. Parker's editorial appeared in The Echo from April 13, 1910. As a woman in possession of a bachelors and masters degree, and as an employee of Higher Education, I'm grateful to the women who came before me. I salute those who courageously stepped forward to earn and defend a woman's right to higher education. More specifically, thank you to Ms. Parker, my librarian kinswoman.
"The college woman of today has exploded many old theories regarding higher education for her sex...And while she had a long and up hill fight against the deep seated prejudice for equal opportunities, yet she has proved that the increased advantages of the present century, have made her not less but more normal, sensible, lovable and essentially feminine." - Cecie E. Parker in 1910.