Wednesday, February 11, 2009

1928: First blind girl received masters degree in New York

Mary Bierman, apparently the first blind girl to receive a master's degree fom a New York college, graduated from Teachers College at Columbia University on June 5, 1928 with high honors.

She received her bachelor's degree a year earlier.

She was a musician and helped pay for college by teaching dancing. She specialized in speech education. (info from The New York Times)

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