Autherine Lucy

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Who was she?

Autherine Lucy was the first African American to be admitted to the University of Alabama in 1956.
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Lucy (Right) Leaving the Admittance Office


In response to being admitted to the school, Lucy was the target of anti-black chants and even the throwing of eggs. Not long after she was accepted into the school, she was suspended "for her safety" and later expelled.
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Lucy Being Escorted to the University

Later Life

Because of her infamy in the South after being expelled from the university, she had trouble finding a job for a long while after the series of events. Thirty years later, however, she was accepted back into the school.