In my book Local Counsel I write about the hardships endured by Shannon Faulkner from 1993-95 to become the first woman admitted to the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Before moving into one of the barracks under court order, she lived with my wife and me and our three small children because it was too dangerous for her to live alone. The 2000 male cadets and male college administration hazed her out within a few days of matriculation. The Citadel lacks a critical mass of women cadets even today, but the ratio now is better than Shannon’s 2000 to 1. Shannon remains an important figure in women’s achievements in education. She knocked a door down. Women can do anything.

Robert Black *74
Bozeman, Mont.