Photos: New Plaza Honors UA’s First Black Students

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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.