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Autherine Lucy In Crowd Holding Bible

 Autherine Lucy (C, no hat) leaves a crowded Federal Court hearing for lunch recess, carrying a Bible. Accompanying her are Thurgood Marshall (striped tie), attorney Arthur Shores (at Miss Lucy's left shoulder), Mrs. Constance Motley (far right), and Mrs. Ruby Hurley, NAACP executive secretary. Miss Lucy's reinstatement was ordered by the court, but she was later expelled from the University on other charges.

29 Feb 1956, Birmingham, Alabama, USA — Original caption: 2/29/1956-Birmingham, AL: Autherine Lucy (C, no hat) leaves a crowded Federal Court hearing for lunch recess, carrying a Bible. Accompanying her are Thurgood Marshall (striped tie), attorney Arthur Shores (at Miss Lucy’s left shoulder), Mrs. Constance Motley (far right), and Mrs. Ruby Hurley, NAACP executive secretary. Miss Lucy’s reinstatement was ordered by the court, but she was later expelled from the University on other charges.