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Autherine Lucy Foster to be honored by the University

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Isabella Garrison

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The University of Alabama will unveil a marker honoring Autherine Lucy Foster, the first black student to be admitted to an all-white public school or university in Alabama, this Friday at 2 p.m. 

The unveiling will be a part of a larger campus ceremony at the College of Education. 

Foster will attend the unveiling, as will President Stuart Bell,  Peter Hlebowitsh, dean of the College of Education, distinguished alumna Marian Accinno Loftin, and E. Culpepper “Cully” Clark, former UA dean and author of “The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation’s Last Stand at The University of Alabama.” 

The event will be held on the lawn of Graves Hall on the corner of University Boulevard and Colonial Drive. 

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