Title
The Alabama Experience
Title
A Voice of Justice and Reason: Buford Boone's Tuscaloosa News
Producing Organization
University of Alabama Center for Public Television
Contributing Organization
University of Alabama Center for Public Television (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-ed14cdaba25
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Description
A series that focuses on bringing to life the inspiring stores and empowering characters that have helped form Alabama's past and are working to shape its future.
In 1956, Buford Boone was the publisher of the Tuscaloosa News when Autherine Lucy Foster was admitted and then expelled from the University of Alabama. Foster was the first Africian American to be admitted to the university. However, due to protests by students, she was expelled for her own "safety." Boone wrote a piece called "What a Price for Peace" condeming the decision by the university. He later went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. The piece focuses on this story while also looking at Boone's career, civil rights, desegregation, and people's response to Boone's editorial.
Broadcast
1994-03-03
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:45.918
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Credits
Editor: Flora, Doris
Producing Organization: University of Alabama Center for Public Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Alabama Center for Public Television
Identifier: cpb-aacip-bea273929e8 (Filename)
Format: BetacamSP
Duration: 0:29:46
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Citations
Chicago: “The Alabama Experience; A Voice of Justice and Reason: Buford Boone's Tuscaloosa News,” 1994-03-03, University of Alabama Center for Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 7, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-ed14cdaba25.
MLA: “The Alabama Experience; A Voice of Justice and Reason: Buford Boone's Tuscaloosa News.” 1994-03-03. University of Alabama Center for Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 7, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-ed14cdaba25>.
APA: The Alabama Experience; A Voice of Justice and Reason: Buford Boone's Tuscaloosa News. Boston, MA: University of Alabama Center for Public Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-ed14cdaba25