Univ. of Ala. Weighs Multi-Million Dollar Improvement Plan

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - University of Alabama officials are
considering a $15 million renovation plan to commemorate Foster
Auditorium's place in civil rights history.

Under a proposal, a memorial plaza would recognize the site
where then-Gov. George Wallace made his "Stand in the Schoolhouse
Door" opposing the enrollment of two black students in 1963.

The memorial plaza would be in front of the building, and
university officials will ask trustees in February to name the
plaza after the two black students, Vivian Malone Jones and James

Mike Lanier, a manager for UA construction projects, told
trustees Thursday that they will be presented with a "fully vetted
design and naming resolution" in February.

Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,

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