Alabama State Reinstates Students From Sit-In Movement

March 1, 2010

Alabama State University on Friday reinstated nine students who were expelled during a 1960 civil rights sit-in. William H. Harris, the president of the university, also said he would be asking the university's board to award the students degrees at the next commencement. “This cannot undo the 50 years of pain suffered by these students, but I do believe we can show them, through our actions, that we are grateful. We can say thank you, and we can move forward,” said Harris.

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