James Hood http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26799/all en Black student who helped integrate University of Alabama dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/black-student-who-helped-integrate-university-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/black-student-who-helped-integrate-university-alabama-dies" 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 http://www.globalpost.com