The University of Alabama

Visit Through the Doors, speakers, art exhibits and campus tours are among the ways the UA community is marking the 50th anniversary of desegregation at The University of Alabama. More events and activities are planned throughout the year.

A special website devoted to the anniversary ( helps publicize these events and special remembrances, as well as archive the year. It also serves as a source of historical information beginning with Autherine Lucy’s attempt to enroll at UA as the first African-American student in 1956.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to check the site often for calendar events, special remembrances and other highlights of the year and the past 50 years.