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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.
 
Location. 33° 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. Touch for map. Marker located on the north side of the Biology Building on the campus of the University of Alabama. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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
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. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Professor Wants UA Apology for Slavery. (Submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCivil RightsEducation
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 48 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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