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Marchers protest segregation in Alabama university Greek houses

By Catenya McHenry TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Reuters) - Hundreds of students, teachers and local residents gathered Wednesday at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, the setting of one of the most famous segregation protests of the 1960s, to protest the exclusion of black students from white fraternities and sororities. The silent march across the school grounds came two days after university officials acknowledged that "decisions were made based on race" in this year's sorority recruitment process and ordered changes.

Black student who helped integrate University of Alabama dies

One of the first black students to enroll at the University of Alabama 50 years ago, defying then-Governor George Wallace's pledge to block integration of the state's public schools, died on Thursday of natural causes, a funeral home said.
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