Letter from Philip M. Mason, Huntsville Center director, to all students.

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uah_maso_000001

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Letter from Philip M. Mason, Huntsville Center director, to all students.

Description

UAH, then known as the University of Alabama Huntsville Center, circulated this letter in preparation for class registration and the center's integration in June 1963. Mason addresses the impending arrival of the first Black student, Dave Mack McGlathery, though he is not named in the letter. Mason emphasizes "that the academic program will proceed smoothly" and that "all persons and property will be protected," namely through a new student identification card system. Dave Mack McGlathery integrated the Huntsville Center on June 13, 1963, as he walked into Morton Hall to register for classes. His arrival proceeded uneventfully, though National Guardsmen were present to maintain order. Along with Vivian Malone, McGlathery was a plaintiff in the lawsuit to desegregate the University of Alabama.

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Date

1963-05-28

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Source

Philip Mason Collection
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, Huntsville, Alabama

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Citation

Mason, Philip, “Letter from Philip M. Mason, Huntsville Center director, to all students.,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed February 4, 2023, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/3212.

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