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Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 29 - Negro coed leaves court--Autherine Lucy, left foreground, leaves Federal Court here today with her attorneys, Thurgood Marshall, center and Arthur Shores, after court recessed

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Title:Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 29 - Negro coed leaves court--Autherine Lucy, left foreground, leaves Federal Court here today with her attorneys, Thurgood Marshall, center and Arthur Shores, after court recessed
Date:1956
Description:

Autherine Lucy, the first African American student to be admitted to the University of Alabama in 1956, is shown with her attorneys Thurgood Marshall and Arthur Shore. The case went to court in 1953, and a decision to prohibit the university from rejecting Lucy based on race was reached in 1955. This decision was amended days later to apply to all African American students seeking to enter the University of Alabama. Lucy enrolled on February 3, 1956, but was expelled for her own safety three days later. Marshall and Shores went back to court but were forced to withdraw the case due to lack of support. Lucy's expulsion was finally overturned in 1988.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | Lucy, Autherine, 1930- | Shores, Arthur D. (Arthur Davis), 1904-1996 | Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993--Trials, litigation, etc. | Lucy, Autherine, 1930- --Trials, litigation, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | Robert S. Vance Federal Building and United States Courthouse (Birmingham, Ala.) | Courthouses--Alabama | Segregation in education--Alabama--Birmingham | African American college students--Alabama--Birmingham | Discrimination in education--Alabama--Birmingham | African American lawyers | College integration--Alabama--Tuscaloosa | University of Alabama | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | Tuscaloosa (Ala.) | Tuscaloosa County (Ala.)
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress | "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress | 2004
Original Material:

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records (no. BM6).

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Related Materials:

Exhibited: With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty Years, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Persistent Link to Item:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c08276