Founded in 1867, Alabama State University is a historically black university located in Montgomery. The school’s professors and students played a major role in the city’s famous bus boycott. In its early days, the school was instrumental in providing formal education for African Americans in Alabama. Today, ASU is a state-supported comprehensive university that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

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