Category Archives: Civil Rights

Chronicling UA’s First Steps Toward Desegregation

Sixty years ago, the first major step was made toward desegregating the University of Alabama. Autherine Lucy, a black woman from Shiloh, Alabama, was enrolled – and a few days later suspended, eventually expelled, though she had done nothing wrong. … Continue reading

Remembering MLK

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Last year, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Cool@Hoole profiled a signed first edition of Dr. King’s book, Strength to Love (1963). As Strength to Love is from the Williams Collection in the … Continue reading

The International Legacy of Harper Lee

In the days since Alabama writer Harper Lee’s death was reported, the news in the U.S. has been filled with reflections and tributes. Not too surprisingly, obituaries were also common in the U.K., Australia, and other English-speaking countries. But there’s a good … Continue reading

William Bradford Huie exhibition on display in Hoole lobby

By: Jessica Lacher-Feldman Hoole Library is closed through May 16 for inventory. After we reopen next week, on Monday, May 19, please come in to check out our refreshed displays on the second floor of Mary Harmon Bryant. This exhibition on the … Continue reading