Vivian Malone Jones was one of the first African American women to enter the University of Alabama in 1963, along with her friend James Hood.There entry was greeted by governor George Wallace but only after an agreement was reached between the white house and Wallaces assistants. Ms.Jones  distinguished herself as the first African American to graduate from University of Alabama in 1965 with a degree in management. She moved to Washington, DC and joined the US department of Justice as a staff member of its Voter education project. Following the assignment she moved to Atlanta and took a position with the Enviromental Protection Agency, where she was director of cival rights and Urband affairs. She also helped the concept of enviromental justice at the EPA regional office. She retired in 1996 remaining active in cival rights organizations. Alma matter made a Vivian Malone scholarship fund and in honor hung her portrait in the building that houses the college of commerece and business adminastration.

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