My grandmother’s 50th Reunion at Vassar in 1968

by Christiane Hyde Citron, Class of 1971

I remember being honored to address my grandmother’s 50th Reunion class at Vassar in 1968. My grandmother was Frances Hyde Zabriskie ‘18. I was apprehensive about how they would react to my talk. I was a fervent activist and talked about urban problems and the need for social change. I was immersed in the Eugene McCarthy campaign for President. I was the President of the Vassar Democratic Club. To my surprise, they didn’t seem put off by what I said. They greeted my talk with great enthusiasm and support. It was very exciting that they were so supportive. I was so proud to have my grandmother there!