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KU Honors "February Sisters" of 1972

FEB-SISTERS-PLAQUEPlaque installed near the former KU East Asian Studies building, which was occupied by student activists in 1972. This historical marker was unveiled by KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Carmody)

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has unveiled a historical marker in Lawrence, commemorating the "February Sisters," a group of student activists who fought for social change on the KU campus more than 40 years ago.  In 1972, the activists occupied the school's East Asian Studies building and issued a set of demands.  Their goal was to secure better conditions for female students, including access to women's health services, equal pay, and the creation of a Women's Studies department.  One of the February Sisters, C.J. Brune, attended Tuesday's dedication of the historical marker.  

The historical marker, a plaque, is located in the 1300 block of Louisiana Street, the former site of the occupied building.

Learn more about the "February Sisters" by clicking here.

(This story was written by KU student and KPR news intern Jeff Carmody.)


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