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The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last Stand at the University of Alabama Paperback – June 3, 2007


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Though the struggle to desegregate the University of Alabama from 1952 to 1963 was more protracted and in some ways less dramatic than similar conflicts elsewhere in the South, this readable, minutely detailed chronicle adds to the histories of the era. Clark, an administrator at the university who came to teach there in 1971, criticizes the unenlightened administration at the institution. He combines interviews and documents to describe the loosely planned 1952 application of black students Autherine Lucy and Pollie Anne Myers, the university's 1956 expulsion of Lucy (Myers's admission was ultimately denied) to appease Klansmen and Citizens' Councilors and to thwart future black applicants. He also explains how "the most logical site for quiet desegregation," the university's campus at Huntsville, was abandoned by both civil rights activists and intransigent Alabama Governor George Wallace. With the civil rights movement accelerating and federal troops on hand, the university finally accepted black students in 1963.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace's 1963 stand in the Tuscaloosa schoolhouse door has endured as an emblem of how things were in the segregated South of that day. Clark explains the incident as a chapter in the history of the university and in the civil rights campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s, from Montgomery to Birmingham and Selma. An assistant to the University of Alabama's president, Clark exposes the institution's hateful and ill-considered responses to the crisis of racial integration that began there with the Autherine Lucy episode in 1956. He identifies forsaken alternatives in probing why university administrators and faculty, people of supposed intelligence and integrity, failed to behave better. His account of how Alabama came to occupy a special place in the demise of both segregation and states' rights deserves a close reading. For civil rights, education, and Southern collections.
- Thomas J. Davis, Univ. at Buffalo, N.Y.
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