Patricia Ann King Speaks at Commencement

Patricia Ann King ’63, department director at the Office for Civil Rights, speaks at Wheaton’s 137th commencement. After graduating from Wheaton in 1963, King attended Harvard Law School and went on to hold several leadership roles in civil rights law. Her speech advocates for self-awareness, social change, and the crucial need for persistence in the feminist movement. King concludes her speech by emphasizing the importance of checking the restraints placed upon us in order to advocate for our right to a full, productive life.

Learn more about King from Georgetown Law.