Vivian Malone Jones

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Born Jul 15, 1942

Vivian Juanita Malone Jones was an African-American woman, one of the first two African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963 and was made famous when Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked them from enrolling at the all-white university.… Read More

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1942 Birth Malone was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1942, the fourth of eight children. … Read More


1961 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Malone attended Central High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. In February 1961, she enrolled in Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, one of the few colleges for black students in the state. … Read More


…  After two years of deliberation and court proceedings, she and James Hood were granted permission to enroll in the university by order of District Court Judge Harlan Grooms in 1963. … Read More
1965 23 Years Old Two years later, in 1965, she received a Bachelor of Arts in business management and became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama. … Read More


1996 54 Years Old She was appointed to a position as the Executive Director of the Voter Education Project and worked towards voter equality for minorities, thus assisting millions of African-Americans to register to vote. She later became the Director of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and Director of Environmental Justice for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a position she held until her retirement in 1996. … Read More
2000 58 Years Old In 2000, the University of Alabama bestowed on her a doctorate of humane letters. … Read More


2005 63 Years Old Died in 2005.
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