UA’s Desegregation: 60 Years Later

Inspired by Their Courage and Persistence

The University of Alabama is marking the 60th anniversary of its desegregation with a series of events during 2023-2024. Events began Sunday, June 11, and continued Monday, June 12, with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion showing the documentary “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment,” followed by a discussion. The film by Robert Drew captures the events of June 11, 1963, by following President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Gov. George C. Wallace, and students Vivian Malone and James Hood as the crisis unfolds. More events will be announced later for the coming academic year.

Read more about the history of UA’s desegregation.

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