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Miles College to honor UofA's first Black student

Autherine Lucy Foster degree
Zach Riggins
UA Strategic Communications


FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Miles College will honor the first Black student to enroll and attend the University of Alabama with an honorary degree this week. 

WIAT-TV reports Miles College President Bobbie Knight said they are honored to award Autherine Lucy Foster with a Doctor of Humane Letters from the college she graduated from in 1952.

This is Foster's second honorary doctorate degree from an institution in Alabama. The University of Alabama awarded her with one in 2019.

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