- NAME: Autherine Lucy
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
- BIRTH DATE: October 05, 1929 (Age: 84)
- Did You Know?: In 1956, Autherine Lucy became the first African-American student to enroll at the University of Alabama.
- Did You Know?: Folk artist Pete Seeger composed a song in Autherine Lucy's honor, "Autherine."
- EDUCATION: Linden Academy, Selma University, Miles College, University of Alabama
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Shiloh, Alabama
- Full Name: Autherine Juanita Lucy
- Nickname: Juanita
- AKA: Autherine Juanita Lucy Foster
- AKA: Autherine Lucy Foster
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Autherine Lucy is an educator who became the first African-American student to desegregate the University of Alabama, facing group threats.
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She married fellow Miles College student and minister Hugh Lawrence Foster in the spring of 1956, and the couple went on to have four children.
Lucy has been recognized for her trailblazing efforts in desegregating the Univ. of Alabama, and in 1988 the school lifted its expulsion. She opted to receive her master's in education, attending the school at the same time as her daughter and graduating in 1992, with a scholarship established in her honor.
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