People march against Greek segregation at Alabama

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Posted: Sep 18, 2013 9:35 AM
People march against Greek segregation at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Several hundred people are protesting at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations.

Students and teachers marched Wednesday from the university library to the administration building, where the president's office is located. The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building, standing behind a large banner that said "Last stand in the schoolhouse door."

School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race. She is changing the recruitment process for some of the groups.

Yardena Wolf of Corvallis, Ore., a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Alabama, says she is still a member of her all-white sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. But she says she ultimately moved out of the sorority house over the issue.