January 26, 1994
A Gathering of Black Women From Academe
More than 2,000 gather for what one says could be `the event of the century'
Cambridge, Massachusetts -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology had never seen so many black, female scholars on its campus.
That was the wry comment going around a three-day conference here that attracted more than 2,000 academics -- most of them black women.
But then, MIT is not alone.
"No institution of higher education has seen this kind of conference," said Nellie Y. McKay, a professor of American and Afro-American history at the University of Wisconsin at