Carol Easton Lee Oral History
From University Archives
Carol Easton Lee first went off to college from the Chicago Public School System to Illinois Wesleyan University in 1962. She visited the University of Illinois for Homecoming freshman year and recalls that the 200 black students on campus, which far outpaced the 10 on the Wesleyan Campus, made her feel in heaven and she transferred to the U of I her sophomore year – 1963. When she met an Alpha Nu at her kitchen work – study job, she was introduced to the black sorority and fraternity social network from which she found ample social support. She credits her ties to Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Nu and their socialization of her into a culture of academic excellence with her success as an undergrad and her impressive post – grad career which includes a Master’s Degree, a PhD, founding multiple elementary schools, and an impressive social justice record.