Spring Hill College desegregation

Civil Rights Movement
10:30 am
Tue April 9, 2013

50 Years Since King’s Letter Recalls Spring Hill as Civil Rights Leader

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" after being arrested for violating a court order banning civil rights demonstrations.
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2013 marks the 50th anniversary of many key moments in the civil rights movement. It was on April 16th, 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” King wrote the letter after being arrested for violating a court order banning civil rights demonstrations. In his letter, King cited Spring Hill College in Mobile for its leadership in the civil rights movement. That’s because the school integrated in 1954, making it the first desegregated college in Alabama and one of the first to do so in the Deep South.
 

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