Established in 1820 and is the oldest and largest of all public universities in Alabama
Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.
The Jim Crow Era
Racial Caste System in the United States that enforced local and state laws between 1877-1965 (Ferris State University, 2016).
Brown v. Board of Education
This case was initiated by members of the local NAACP
chapter in Topeka, Kansas. Thirteen parents volunteered to
participate (NPS.gov, 2016).
May 7, 1954- Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal as ruled by the Supreme Court.
Integrating University of Alabama
James A. Hood
On May 16, 1963, a federal district court in Alabama ordered the University of Alabama to admit African American students Vivian Malone and James Hood during its summer session.
Governor George Wallace resisted and physically blocked the door of the enrollement office.
President Kennedy called in the National Gaurd to force integration