Thursday, October 13, 2005

This state owes her a lot

The University of Alabama's first black graduate, Vivian Malone Jones, died today in Atlanta at age 63. It's tough to overstate her bravery in the face of widespread racism in the 1960s and her graciousness in offering to forgive former Gov. George Wallace for his shameful theatrics during the infamous stand in the schoolhouse door.


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