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University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology

 
 
University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology Marker
Inscription.  Buried near this plaque are Jack Rudolph and William “Boysey” Brown, two slaves owned by University of Alabama faculty, and William J. Crawford, a University student who died in 1844.

Rudolph was born in Africa about 1791 and died May 5, 1846, from “Bilious Pneumonia.” Brown was born April 10, 1838, and died November 22, 1844, from “Whooping Cough.”

Jack Rudolph and Boysey Brown were among the slaves owned by the University of Alabama and by faculty. Their burials were honored and recognized by the University of Alabama on April 15, 2004. The Faculty Senate apologized for their predecessors’ role in the institution of slavery on April 20, 2004. This plaque honors those whose labor and legacy of perseverance helped to build the University of Alabama Community since its founding.
 
Erected 2004 by University of Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1827.
 
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University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology Marker
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12.757′ N, 87° 32.556′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Hackberry Lane and Margaret Drive, on the right when traveling north on Hackberry Lane. Marker located on the north side of the Biology Building 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. Smith Hall, 1908 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuomey Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woods Hall, 1868 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Druid City Hospital School Of Nursing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Storrs Cadet Troop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rotunda Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology Marker
The Pratt Family Cemetery and the unmarked burial sites of the mentioned persons. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
4. The Pratt Family Cemetery and the unmarked burial sites of the mentioned persons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,691 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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