Education: First in Alabama

Wherever 26-year-old Autherine Lucy went on her first day at the University of Alabama last week, a policeman dogged her footsteps. "You get all kinds of assignments," the officer grumbled to a reporter, but there was good reason for this one. Four crosses had already been set on fire on the campus, for Autherine Lucy is a Negro.

She got into the university after a long fight in court. Finally, Federal Judge Harlan Hobart Grooms issued an injunction ordering the university to admit her. Trailed by her guard, she reported to her first class,...

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