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James Hood Crimson White collection

Identifier: MSS-2786

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four typewritten and edited drafts of James Hood's editorial that appeared in the June 27, 1963 edition of the Crimson White. Also included are six issues of the Crimson White, including the June 27th issue. Other issues include articles relating to the integration of the University of Alabama, in general, and the "Hood Matter," in particular. An open letter written by Hank Black, editor of the Crimson White in 1963, prior to his editorship, expresses his personal opposition to forced integration but states his reasons for not opposing in relation to James Hood, is also included.


  • 1963

Biographical / Historical

James Hood was born in 1943 and was the first African American male admitted to the University of Alabama in 1963. Hood left the university after two months, but he returned in 1995 and graduated with his doctorate degree on May 17, 1997.

Hank Black was the editor of the Crimson White, the newspaper of the University of Alabama, in 1963.


0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Typed and edited copies of James Hood's editorial to the Crimson White, as well as six copies of the Crimson White (9 June through 26 September 1963) and an undated campaign letter from Hank Black.


Hank Black

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, August 23, 2010 and Erin Schmidt, 2011
Guide to the James Hood "Crimson White" Collection
August 2010
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266