Lelia Thompson Flagg: Breaking barriers


Lelia Thompson Flagg was the first African American to graduate from Missouri S&T. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Lelia Thompson Flagg was not the first African American student to enroll at this university. But she was the first to graduate, receiving her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Missouri School of Mines (as S&T was then known) in 1960.

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