[PAST EVENT] Justly Belongs

August 20, 2018 - May 12, 2019
Swem Library, Marshall Gallery, First Floor Rotunda
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Manless Dance  group photo, circa 1923
Manless Dance group photo, circa 1923

In his final annual report to the Board of Visitors on June 10, 1919, W&M President Lyon G. Tyler described the “experiment” of admitting women as a success and hoped that the rights that “justly belong” to women would soon follow.

Although the 24 women admitted in September 1918 were not the first to take classes at William & Mary, they were the first afforded the opportunity to matriculate. In the 100 years that have passed, each class of William & Mary women has worked to embrace —and change—the campus community. Justly Belongs serves to commemorate William & Mary women and acknowledge the one hundred-year journey of making William & Mary their home.

Admission is free, and the exhibit may be viewed during Swem Library's operating hours. 


Jennie Davy, W&M Libraries Exhibits Manager | Phone: 757.221.3062 | [[jadavy]]