Did I flummox everyone when I, an African-American woman spurned the usual courses tailored for women at Oberlin and took a program of Greek, Latin and higher Mathematics designed for gentlemen? Why shouldn’t I, a child of God, aspire to higher goals?
Mary Jane Patterson, born into slavery, became the first African American woman to earn a four year college degree. You can read more about her here.
This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.