Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939
July 13, 2004
Foster Auditorium, 1939
Named for Richard Clarke Foster (1895-1941), who, as President of The University of Alabama (1937-1941), raised academic standards and encouraged faculty and graduate research.
Erected by University Of Alabama.
Topics and series. This historical marker Civil Rights • Education • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1873.
Location. 33° 12.483′ N, 87° 32.641′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 6th Avenue and 8th Street. Marker located on the front side of the Foster Auditorium Building # 7059 on the Campus of The University of Alabama. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malone Hood Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Druid City Hospital School Of Nursing (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The President's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Denny Chimes (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kappa Delta (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Also see . . . Wallace in the schoolhouse door - NPR. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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