On Feb. 18, 1965, Malcolm X spoke at Barnard, giving what would be his last public talk before his assassination on Feb. 21, 1965. Fifty years later, alumnae and Malcolm X experts met at Barnard to mark the historic speech.
What was it like to be a Barnard student 25, 50—even 100 years ago? We dug deep into the photo archives and found pictures of campus life dating as far back as 1912. See this slideshow for scenes of studying and socializing through the decades. (At left, students gather by the fireplace in Brooks Hall in 1946.)
In honor of the 40th anniversary of BCRW’s signature Scholar & Feminist Conference, scholars, activists, educators, and artists will explore the K-12 landscape and investigate who can attain post-secondary education, under what circumstances, and at what cost.