University of Alabama’s First Black Student Receives Honorary Degree 63 Years After Expulsion — The Root

In 1956, Autherine Lucy Foster broke racial boundaries when she enrolled at the all-white University of Alabama. Her enrollment was preceded by a lengthy court battle. She first applied to the university in 1952 but her acceptance was rescinded because of the color of her skin.Read more…

University of Alabama’s First Black Student Receives Honorary Degree 63 Years After Expulsion — The Root

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