People march against Greek segregation at Alabama

People march against Greek segregation at Alabama

September 18th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

By JAY REEVES

Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Several hundred people were marching at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations.

The marchers headed from the university library this morning to the administration building, where the president's office is. The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building Wednesday morning. They stood behind a large banner that said "Last stand in the schoolhouse door."

Faculty Senate President Steve Miller had announced the demonstration at a Faculty Senate meeting, where professors spoke out against long-standing racial segregation in fraternities and sororities.

School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race.

Bonner's statement came days after the student newspaper published a story detailing allegations of racial bias in sorority recruitment.

The university is revising recruitment rules.