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University of Alabama’s First Black Student Receives Honorary Degree 63 Years After Expulsion

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Autherine Lucy Foster In 1956, Autherine Lucy Foster broke racial boundaries when she enrolled at the all-white University of Alabama. Her enrollment was preceded by a lengthy court battle. She first applied to the university in 1952 but her acceptance was rescinded because of the color of her skin. After finally being able to attend,…

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