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Auburn Magazine: The Frustration of Harold Franklin, pt. 1

As Auburn celebrates the 50th anniversary of integration, Auburn Magazine has launched "a four-part series combining the firsthand testimony of (Harold) Franklin and period photos from that age of uncertainty, Auburn Magazine takes a look at the desegregation process through Franklin’s eyes and memories."  Franklin was Auburn's first black student.

The series is by . Please view the original post at Auburn Magazine's blog.  Part Two and Part Three are also already online.

Though Auburn’s integration process was relatively quiet in comparison to the chaos surrounding integration at the University of Alabama and Ole Miss, Howard Franklin still experienced his fair share of frustration in the months leading up to becoming an Auburn Tiger. In his own words, Harold Franklin describes the court appearances, F.B.I. searches and threats from Gov. George Wallace in the days leading up to January 4, 1964, the day he became Auburn University’s first African-American student.

A related article from in 2013 reveals more about Harold Franklin's first days at Auburn.

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