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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
This week, the University of North Alabama
celebrates the 50th anniversary of school desegregation. Wednesday,
the first black student to enroll at UNA addressed students and staff.
50 years ago Wednesday, Wendell Wilkie Gunn
stood on UNA's campus as the university's first black student. Gunn shared his
stories of survival, acceptance and success after being enrolled at what was
then known as Florence State College.
Gunn discussed his hopes for the future,
giving students a motivational message to reach their dreams.
"What I'm hoping is the day is going to come
that black and white are just descriptive terms like tall, skinny, short, et
cetera," said Gunn. "Don't have a lot of politics associated with it.
Everything that happened to me at Florence State, now UNA, gave me plenty of
reason to have that kind of hope. Maybe the rest of the world needs to learn
the lesson of Florence State."