Alabama State renames residence hall for civil rights leader

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State University is naming a residence hall after civil rights pioneer Jo Ann Robinson.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Robinson played a key role in the historic 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott in the mid-1950s.

University officials named the building after her this week in Montgomery. The hall was previously named for former Alabama Gov. Bibb Graves, who was at one time a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Board of Trustees voted to change the name in September.

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4/21/2022 2:32:42 PM (GMT -5:00)

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