181 years ago on April 18th, the University of Alabama formally opened its doors. Fifty-two students were accepted that first term, but by the end of the session the student body had swelled to nearly one hundred. The faculty was consisted of four men including the Reverend Alva Woods, who had been inaugurated president of the University on April 12, 1831. Here are some pictures of the campus and Reverend Woods, the University’s first president.
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