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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
A man who helped integrate the University of Alabama has died. James Hood
passed away yesterday in his hometown of Gadsden at the age of 70.
Hood wasn't the first black student to enroll or graduate from the
University of Alabama, but his contributions helped open doors of
opportunities for other minorities at the Capstone. He and Vivian Malone
tried to enroll at the university in June of 1963.
Former Alabama governor George Wallace stopped them in what became
known as the "stand in the school house door." Hood, who was 20 at the
time, left a few months later and moved out of state. He returned to
Alabama years later and earned his Ph.D. in 1997.
Several years ago, the school honored Hood, Malone and Autherine
Lucy, the first black student to enroll at Alabama, with an honorary
plaza next to Foster Auditorium, where Hood and the others ushered
Alabama into the era of integration.
"Very few people are willing to risk their lives and their careers to
do something that might benefit someone else," UA VP of Community
Affairs Dr. Samory Pruitt said.
"At the same time, history is kinder now, but everyone wasn't pleased
with the idea of integrating this institution. But as we look back 50
years, you can see that it actually made this university better," Pruitt
Funeral arrangements for Hood have not yet been finalized. The AP
reports that Adams-Buggs Funeral Home in Gadsden will handle the
Pruitt says at some point this year, the university will likely have a
ceremony to mark the contributions and passing of James Hood.