Autherine Lucy Research Paper

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Autherine Lucy Autherine Lucy, a young African-American women in 1947. All she wanted was to attend the University of Alabama, but sadly couldn’t. Let us not forget that the U.S wasn’t the same back then in that period of time. No, the races were still segregated and racism was still strong, even after the Civil War had ended. Autherine Lucy is an African-American women who was born on October 5, 1929 in Shiloh, Alabama. Autherine Lucy was born to Minnie Maud Hosea and Milton Cornelius Lucy. Growing up, Autherine was the youngest of ten siblings on a family farm. The Lucy family were self-sustaining farmers and lived off the crops they grew.Later in years, Autherine had said that she never felt poor in her child years, or the hardships of the depression, for her family was able to provide and maintain for itself. Autherine attended school in Shiloh, Alabama, and after attending…show more content…
Both Autherine and Polly Knew that admission would be difficult due the University’s policies about race. Autherine and Polly turned to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for help. In 1952, in an attempt to enroll in the University, they applied. Surprisingly their applications were accepted at the University, but that was only because the applications did not fulfill to ask questions about their race. Once the officials found out that the two young women were African-American, they were denied their access into the school. When Autherine and Polly had been told that their access had been denied, they received help from the NAACP, since both girls had already applied for help. Autherine’s and Polly’s attorneys Thurgood Marshall and Author Shores, had requested to the University to allow the girl’s

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