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Auburn Univ. to dedicate marker for first Black student

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Auburn University will honor its first Black student on Thursday by dedicating a desegregation marker.

The ceremony will honor the memory of Harold A. Franklin at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The school recently built a plaza at the library to accompany the marker.

Franklin died two months ago at the age of 88.

He integrated Auburn on Jan. 4, 1964 and was a graduate student who went on to serve a 27-year career in higher education.

Caroline Vincent is a digital producer for Alabama Public Radio.
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