“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Autherine Lucy Foster

Autherine Lucy Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kendall Mullenhour, September 15, 2017
1. Autherine Lucy Foster Marker
Inscription. First African American to enroll at the University of Alabama following successful litigation under the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. She began classes on February 3, 1956; however, after three days of tumultuous demonstrations, on February 6, she was suspended and later expelled by the University's Board of Trustees. The expulsion was rescinded in April of 1988. In December 1991, Ms. Lucy completed the requirements for her Master's in Elementary Education. This achievement was the culmination of her original dream to attend The University of Alabama and paved the way for countless others to fulfill theirs. Autherine Lucy's courage made The University of Alabama truly "one for all."
Erected 2017 by The University of Alabama.
Location. 33° 12.608′ N, 87° 32.915′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of University Boulevard and Colonial Drive, on the right when traveling west on University Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delta Kappa Epsilon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maxwell Hall (about 600 feet away); University of Alabama (about 700 feet away); Site Of Franklin Hall (about 700 feet away); Denny Chimes (about 700 feet away); The President's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver-Barnard Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kappa Delta (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Also see . . .
1. The University of Alabama: Autherine Lucy Foster Dedication (YouTube, 1 min.). The University of Alabama's short video of the marker unveiling. (Submitted on September 18, 2017.) 

2. Autherine Lucy Foster marker unveiled (YouTube, 2 min.). Autherine Lucy Foster, the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, speaks at ceremony unveiling the monument in her honor. (Submitted on September 18, 2017.) 

3. Autherine Lucy Foster's legacy honored with historical marker (The Crimson White, 9/18/17). (Submitted on September 18, 2017.)
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWomen
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 15, 2017, by Kendall Mullenhour of Niceville, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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