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Autherine Lucy Foster was born October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Marengo County, Alabama. In 1952, Lucy became the first African American to enroll at the University of Alabama (UA). However, when school administrators discovered Lucy was African American, she was denied admittance. After a three-year court battle, in 1956 Lucy finally matriculated at UA. However, violent protest on campus led to Lucy’s expulsion by university officials after she attended classes for only two days...

 

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