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Oral History Interview with Kathrine Robinson Everett, April 30, 1985. Interview C-0005. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Kathrine Robinson Everett was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1894 into a Carolina family. A pioneer in women's education, Everett was educated at Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among other schools. In 1920, she became one of the first women to graduate from the School of Law at UNC-CH and was ranked at the top of her class. In the 1920s, Everett practiced law with her father and worked to register women voters in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Following her marriage in 1926 and the birth of her son, Robinson, in 1928, Everett devoted her time to local politics. Among the things she discusses are her efforts to combine work and family.
  • A sketch of family connections and the importance of education at the turn of the twentieth century
  • A woman's perspective on law school and a growing interest in the campaign for women's suffrage
  • A pioneer for women in higher education: law school at UNC-CH in 1920
  • Registering women voters in the early 1920s and links to the struggle for the ERA in the late 1970s
  • Everett supports her husband's career, stresses the importance of indepent thinking, and runs for Durham City Council
  • A response to combining work, family, and marriage for women
  • Description of participation in local politics in the 1930s and 1940s
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  • Women lawyers--North Carolina
  • Women's rights--North Carolina
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