UA trustees approve Foster Auditorium plaza

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama board of trustees has approved building a plaza to commemorate integration at the school.

Without discussion, the board on Thursday unanimously approved building the plaza outside Foster Auditorium, where former Gov. George Wallace made his stand in the door in 1963 to prevent two black students from enrolling.

The plaza is part of a $16.5 million project to renovate the building, which will be the new home to the school's volleyball and women's basketball teams.

The building's entrance will be known as the Malone Hood Plaza, honoring Vivian Malone and James Hood, the students who broke the color barrier at Alabama.

Information from: The Huntsville Times,

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