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Reporter Approaches Thurgood Marshall

 Autherine Lucy (right) comes down a plane ramp at New York's LaGuardia Field March 1 after arriving on a flight from Birmingham. Accompanying her are attorneys Thurgood Marshall and Mrs. Constance Motley. An unidentified reporter (left) approaches Marshall as the trio leaves the plane. Miss Lucy is in New York to rest and undergo a medical checkup. Before her arrival, it was reported that the University of Alabama had expelled her. That action came after a federal judge had ordered her readmitted to classes next Monday despite open-court warnings she might be killed by a mob.

Original caption: 3/1/56-New York: Autherine Lucy (right) comes down a plane ramp at New York’s LaGuardia Field March 1 after arriving on a flight from Birmingham. Accompanying her are attorneys Thurgood Marshall and Mrs. Constance Motley. An unidentified reporter (left) approaches Marshall as the trio leaves the plane. Miss Lucy is in New York to rest and undergo a medical checkup. Before her arrival, it was reported that the University of Alabama had expelled her. That action came after a federal judge had ordered her readmitted to classes next Monday despite open-court warnings she might be killed by a mob.