February 3, 1956 – Autherine Juanita Lucy enrolled as a graduate student in library science at the University of Alabama, becoming the first African American ever admitted to a white public school or university in the state. She attended her first class on Friday, February 3, 1956. On Monday, February 6, 1956, riots broke out on the campus which led to her expulsion under the guise of protecting her safety.
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