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Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Hosts Esteemed Author for Inaugural Event

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force will present “Tuscaloosa & The Alabama Civil Rights Trail: An Evening with Frye Gaillard, taking place at The Alberta School for the Performing Arts Auditorium, on Friday, January 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend this event and it is open to the public. This marks the inaugural event for the group, which was recognized on October 18, 2016, by the Tuscaloosa City Council with an official proclamation by Mayor Walter Maddox. A panel–which will include Albany State President Dr. Art Dunning, a student in 1966-1970, and one of five African-American students who ” walked on” the football team in 1967–will discuss the integration of The University of Alabama’s football team and the role Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and his team had in integrating the university as a whole.

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