Purdue pioneers: Frieda and Winifred Parker

Purdue student housing was totally segregated when sisters Frieda and Winifred Parker enrolled in 1946, but their family successfully fought to change the University’s housing policies. When they moved into the Bunker Hill residences in January 1947, the Parkers were among the first Black students to live on campus.

This selection from filmmakers Derek Fordjour and Jamar White’s 2009 documentary, “Black Purdue,” shares the trailblazing Boilermaker sisters’ story.

Full “Black Purdue” documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMaQy…