Photos: New Plaza Honors UA’s First Black Students

Posted on: 5:02 pm, June 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:03pm, June 11, 2013

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  • Image from film taken on June 11, 1963 of George Wallace standing in front of the door of Foster Auditorium. (Archive)

  • Autherine Lucy's image on the plaza next to the clock tower. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • The Autherine Lucy Clock Tower, in front of Foster Auditorium on the UA campus. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • The door Wallace stood in front of, blocking James Hood and Vivian Malone from entering. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • Foster Auditorium in 2013, on the University of Alabama campus. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • The doors of Foster Auditorium today. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • An image of James Hood at the plaza. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • The Malone Hood Plaza is now in front Foster Auditorium, at the base of the Autherine Lucy Clock Tower. It was built in the last few years. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • A historical marker sits at Foster Auditorium to mark the spot of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door. (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

  • An image of Vivian Malone at the plaza (David Kumbroch, WHNT News 19)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, the University of Alabama is holding events to mark the 50th anniversary of Governor George Wallace’s Stand in the Schoolhouse Door.

A memorial plaza is now in front of Foster Auditorium to honor the two African-American students who walked past Wallace, James Hood and Vivian Malone.  There is also a new clock tower erected for Autherine Lucy, the University’s first African-American student.

Read more about the memorial.