The highlight of the 150W celebration is a comprehensive, crowd-sourced history project. Within this site you will find essays about remarkable women; oral histories; historical documents; photo galleries; undergraduate research sponsored by the 150W project; and new websites created by academic departments highlighting the contributions women have made throughout their histories.
Message from the 150W Executive Committee:
The 150W project announces a new version of the 150W logo featuring "Black Lives Matter". 150W is, in part, a celebration of the contributions of women over the history of UC Berkeley. That includes celebrating a number of incredible, remarkable, Black and brown women. But that number is not nearly what it could or should be. 150W is also a history project. Any history of UC Berkeley includes the honest and painful recognition that societal and institutional racism excluded so many women from the UC student body, staff, and professoriate, and put obstacles in their paths every step of the way. We grieve this oppression. It has caused tremendous loss and pain to individuals, to UC, to society. At 150W, the stories of Black women's lives matter. We are committed to lifting up those stories, as well as to shining an honest light on the places where those stories are grievously absent, due to oppression that as a society we have not yet addressed.
Check out "Legacy of Berkeley Law’s first Black female graduate lives on," Ivan Natividad's latest 150W-related article on the Berkeley News website about Annie Coker! The article tells Annie Coker's story as the first Black woman to graduate from Berkeley Law, in 1929.
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