Sparked by an incident involving the university’s Black homecoming queen, people protest racism at the University of Alabama.
1989 (Nov 30)
About two hundred people gathered to protest racism at the Tuscaloosa campus of the University of Alabama and the school's financial investments in the Republic of South Africa. The protest was sparked by an incident that took place during a football game on October 14, when Kimberly Ashely, the university's Black homecoming queen, was subjected to jeers by spectators. The protestors also took offense at the prominent display of Confederate flags. University officials contended that less than one percent of its total investments were in South Africa.