Backstory and Context
Richmond Hall was completed on October 20th 1974, and was open for use starting October 22nd.
The 1960’s and 1970’s were decades of awareness and advocating for women. During the latter half of 1975 on Towson State College campus, a group of students and staff started a series of programs titled, “Focus on Women”.
Focus on Women became a desirable program amongst student-residents and staff. Some topics that the lecture series has addressed are: Rape, Male-female relationships, and Black Women Today. The topics of the first series in 1975 were: Female Sexual Response, Sexism in Education, and a Women’s Lifestylesl.
The “Sexism in Education” session consisted of special guests Jane Brown from the Baltimore County Board of Education and Pete Tribley from Montgomery County Department of Human Relations. Brown and Tribley engaged the students in a discussion about education and cultivated sexism. The members of this program hoped that education majors would attend this meeting in particular to aid in eliminating sexism.
The “Women’s Lifestyle” panel consisted of a number of career women who could speak to the challenges and opportunities of a professional career. This panel was created in hopes to increase awareness of career paths for students.
Towerlight, October 11, 1974. LXVII, NO. 6 TOWSON STATE COLLEGE)