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How the Movements of the 1960s and '70s Led to Coeducation

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The Movement Culture was a period of time, concentrated mainly in the 1960s and 1970s when many movements, such as the Student Movement and Women's Rights Movement, kicked into high gear.  This culture created many changes in American society, one of the most important being the turn to coeducation by our nations most prestigous universities.  

In this exhibit, I will demonstrate how both the Student Movement and Women's Rights Movement were catalysts of the switch to coeducation.  I will highlight some of the institutions that made this transition at different times and I will decode some of the reasons behind the delay to move forward and admit women at one of the latest institutions to become coeducational, Washington and Lee University.

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