Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA. Autherine Lucy.
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA
Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA

Eleven Photographs Depicting School Integration at the University of Alabama featuring Autherine Lucy, the first African American to attend UA

1956.

Eleven photographs, some original and some wire service, ranging in size from 4.5"x6" to 8"x10". Very Good with signs of use and age, several edge tears, press markings and notations on rear. Depicts Autherine Lucy and school integration at the University of Alabama, where she was the first African American student to attend, registering Februay 1, 1956. In 1952, Lucy and a friend, Pollie Myers, were accepted into UA, though their admittance was rescinded when authorities discovered they were black. Backed by the NAACP, Lucy and Myers sued the university for discrimination in a court battle that lasted over three years before a federal court injunction ruled in their favor. Upon enrolling, Lucy was barred from the campus by mob violence, but vowed to return. Includes three photos of mainly young white men with Confederate flags protesting of her enrollment, who, though according to one caption had just been tear-gassed by police, are boasting oddly gleeful expressions. The events of UA's desegregation ultimately lead to the resigning of the university president, Oliver Carmichael. Item #140939287

Price: $350.00