Published on March 14, 2022 by Leigh A. Jones, Evening and Weekend Reference Librarian
In 1847, Cumberland School of Law was established at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. (In 1961, the law school moved to its current home at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.) In The Centennial of Cumberland Women
, Burns writes about the first women who were admitted into the law program at Cumberland University, and he also writes about the last woman who received her law degree from the program in Lebanon. (Her name was Peggy Ford Williams, who went on to serve as chief counsel of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture). In the book, Burns also provides information about the women who served on the faculty when the law program was at Cumberland University.
The CIO post for Monday is attached. Description:
This week’s CIO highlights The Centennial of Cumberland Women: A Narrative Account of the Profess of Education of Women in the South. The book, written by B. Frank Burns, presents information about the roles of women at Cumberland University between the years of 1893 and 1993.