New College Participates in the 50 Year Celebration of the Desegregation of UA

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama. New College has or will sponsor a number of events to commemorate this anniversary.

In September Dr. Wilbur Rich, a retired political scientist and author of several books, delivered a university-wide lecture entitled “Growing Up in Segregated Montgomery.” Also in September New College co-sponsored “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women of SNCC.” The event featured Constance Curry and Doris Derby, who spoke about their experiences with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s.

New College will co-sponsor a photo exhibit of rarely seen photographs from one of the Scottsboro trials at the Paul Jones Gallery from January 10 – February 21, 2014.

A reception will be held on February 7 at the Paul Jones Gallery to honor Shelia Washington, founder and director of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.