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In the 1960s, Tuscaloosa drew national attention when the University of Alabama was fully integrated. The decade also marked the arrival of Paul "Bear" Bryant as head coach of Alabama's football team and the majority of Frank Anthony Rose's tenure as president—a period characterized by race mediation and increases in enrollment, assets, and academic standards. For the next 50 years, sports, education, cultural and recreational opportunities, and business developments contributed to the city and the lifestyles of its residents. Tuscaloosa has associations with people such as F. David Mathews (who concurrently served as president of Alabama and as a secretary under Pres. Gerald Ford), writer Richard Yates (Revolutionary Road), actress Sela Ward, and quarterback Joe Namath.
ISBN: 9781467114363
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 151
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In her third book with Arcadia Publishing (her second about Tuscaloosa), former Alabama professor Amalia K. Amaki teamed with Professor Emeritus Priscilla N. Davis to gather images from archives, scrapbooks, photographic collections, and various other sources to create this pictorial account of life in the city from 1960 through today.
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