In Case You Were Wondering…
Written by Bwog Staff
US flags are being flown at half staff today to honor the funeral of Dorothy Height, a leader in civil rights and president of the National Council of Negro Women. Height was admitted to Barnard in 1929, but was turned away upon arrival because the school would only admit two black students per year, so she went to NYU instead. In 2004, Barnard finally realized the folly of its ways and “recognized her achievements as an honorary alumna.”
According to Public Safety, there are info cards at the bottom of each flag pole for your reading pleasure.