History of Vassar College

Robed in white and riding on a white horse, Inez Milholland ’09 led the great Woman’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, D. B. ,before some 500,000 onlookers on March 13, 1913. Learn more about the famous activist and social reformer.

The Vassar Encyclopedia project is an online work in progress under the direction of Vassar's College Historian, Dean Emeritus of the College and Professor Emeritus of English Colton Johnson. The project's goal is to present lively, accurate, and informative articles relating to the college and its history, of varying length and on diverse topics, written by a wide array of authors. Information about the project is available in the Preface and in the Guide to the Encyclopedia.

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