University of Alabama's Slavery Apology

University of Alabama's Slavery Apology (HMR13)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.757', W 87° 32.556'

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Buried near this plaque are Jack Rudolph and William "Boysey" Brown, two slaves owned by University of Alabama faculty, and William J. Crawford, a University student who died in 1844.

Rudolph was born in Africa about 1791 and died May 5, 1846, from "Bilious Pneumonia." Brown was born April 10, 1838, and died November 22, 1844, from "Whooping Cough."

Jack Rudolph and Boysey Brown were among the slaves owned by the University of Alabama and by faculty. Their burials were honored and recognized by the University of Alabama on April 15, 2004. The Faculty Senate apologized for their predecessors' role in the institution of slavery on April 20, 2004. This plaque honors those whose labor and legacy of perseverance helped to build the University of Alabama Community since its founding.
HM NumberHMR13
Year Placed2004
Placed ByUniversity of Alabama
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 449434 N 3674989
Decimal Degrees33.21261667, -87.54260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.757', W 87° 32.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 45.42" N, 87° 32' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 420 Hackberry Ln, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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