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Posted 09/24/2009

Mary Turner Lane earned a Master’s degree in Education at UNC-CH in 1953 and remained there for thirty-two years. In addition to founding the women’s studies program, Lane was instrumental in advancing women’s rights on campus. Her obituary at the School of Education is here.

Two of the Southern Oral History Program’s interviews with Lane are available for streaming and download at Oral Histories of the American South. Listen here (September 1986 and October 1987).

Her interviews were also featured in Stories of the American South’s Southern Women Trailblazers unit.