University of Alabama en 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.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Human Interest James Hood University of Alabama Education United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736389 at Marchers protest segregation in Alabama university Greek houses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Catenya McHenry</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Education Southern United States Technology University of Alabama Thomson Reuters Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:16:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5938381 at