Abstract provided by interviewer Sarah Blankenship.
Lee Anne Blankenship (Sanders ‘80) attended Abilene Christian University between Spring 1978 and Fall 1980 and received a B.B.A in Marketing and Management. ACU is a Church of Christ affiliated liberal arts university which strives to provide its students with a Christian education in a Christ-like environment. Mrs. Blankenship recounts her time at ACU from a Methodist perspective and as someone who did not live in a dormitory. She recounts her time in the business department along with a relationship she observed between her professor and a student. She also discusses the pressure put on women in social clubs and recounts the story of a female student faced with an abortion.
This interview provides primary source information on ACU’s classroom and community culture in regards to gender, sexuality, and race as seen through a non-traditional student’s viewpoint during the late-70s to early-80s.
Blankenship, Lee Ann and Blankenship, Sarah, "Oral history interview with Lee Anne Blankenship" (2021). ACC/ACU Gender and Sexuality Project. 22.