UA Students Make ‘Final Stand in Schoolhouse Door’

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‘The Final Stand in the Schoolhouse Door’ on the steps of Rose Administration Building (Photo: Hannah Ward, UA Student)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds of students marched in unison Wednesday from the steps of Gorgas Library to Rose Administration building to make what they called ‘The Final Stand in the Schoolhouse Door.’

Two students spoke, Khortlan Patterson and Yadena Wolf, with UA President Dr. Judy Bonner and other school administrators at their side, listening.  The students spoke about a progressive movement to end segregation in clubs on the UA campus, including the Greek system.

Two African-American students were blocked from receiving bids to white sororities in UA’s recent fall rush. Since then, this issue has attracted national attention and many students are working to help bring change.