Monday, April 7, 2014

Turning the Tides of Pages

Seen Reading:

On a shuttle bus to the Indianapolis airport, a bald mustached man in his fifties, hunched over and read a book.  He was dressed in a tan rain jacket, brown pants and brown suede shoes.  His shirt was a plaid button-up with a white undershirt peeking out at the neck. During the shuttle ride that stopped at every shelter, he never looked up once.

What was he so engrossed in reading?

Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s, written by Dr. Earl H. Tilford Ph.D.

2 comments:

Earl Tilford said...

"Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s" examines changes on a traditional, Southern campus known more for football and fraternity parties than academics. The last major univeristy to desegregate (June 11, 1963), Alabama then embarked on a decade of progressive change led by President Frank A Rose allied with a small group of student leaders, mostly fraternity men bound for law school, in the Student Government Association. They stood up to Gov. George Wallace's attempts to control the curriculum on a campus located one mile from KKK headquarters in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Stacy Post said...

Thank you, Dr. Tilford, for stopping by. It looks to be a very interesting read indeed!