Bibb Graves Hall, 1929 [removed]



Bibb Graves Hall, 1929 [removed]


Named for David Bibb Graves (1873-1942), Governor of Alabama (1927-1931, 1935-1939)

A graduate of the University and a member of the institution's first football team (1892), Graves, as governor, strongly supported education. His far-sighted policies benefited the University as well as the entire public school system in Alabama.


Placed by The University of Alabama

Specific placement information

Removed in 2022; once affixed to building at rear entrance (north side). On February 3, 2022, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees voted to amend the name of the building to Lucy-Graves Hall, to honor the University's first Black student, Dr. Autherine Lucy Foster, alongside its longtime namesake. On February 11, 2022, they voted unanimously to rename the building simply Autherine Lucy Hall, reflecting concerns about Dr. Foster having to share the honor, especially with a figure who, though a progressive politician, was also at one point in the Ku Klux Klan. For contact and permanent location information regarding this retired plaque, contact: Planroom, Campus Support Services, Building 1003,


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