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Friday, October 14, 2005

NPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer Dies

NPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer DiesNPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer DiesAlabama Desegregation Pioneer Dies

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by Michele Norris

Vivian Malone Jones was one of the first two African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963. And in 1965, she became the first African American to graduate from the school. University of Alabama

All Things Considered, October 13, 2005 · Vivian Malone Jones, the first African-American student to graduate from the University of Alabama, has died at age 63. Malone was one of the students Gov. George Wallace tried to block from entering the university in 1963.

E. Culpepper Clark, author of The Schoolhouse Door, a book about the last stand for segregation in Alabama, discusses Jones' life and legacy. Clark is also dean of communications and information sciences at the University of Alabama.

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