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ID:

583

Date:

2010-08-21

Headline:

J. Edgar Hoover eyed Tide, 'Bear' Bryant

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Birmingham, AL

Summary:

A civil-rights lawsuit filed against the University of Alabama - and its legendary football coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant - was monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1969 to 1971, from when it was filed to when it was dismissed as the school began offering scholarships to black athletes.

Notes:

The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain documents from the FBI, including a form marked with a handwritten capital "H" - the sign of then-director J. Edgar Hoover.

Keywords:

University of Alabama, Paul "Bear" Bryant, civil rights, desegregation, integration, education, lawsuit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, scholarships, J. Edgar Hoover, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Afro-American Association of the University of Alabama

URL:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5481453


Agencies:

FBI

States:

AL

Categories:

civil rights
education
FBI
sports


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