Vivian Malone

By: Abby Breaux

Vivian Malone was born on July 15th, 1942 is Mobile, Alabama. She was the first African American to enroll at Alabama University in 1963. Vivian grew up with the name Jones until she got married Martin Ryder Jones 111 in 1975. She is the daughter of Willie and Bertha Malone, she has one sister named Sharon Malone who is 4 years younger than her. Vivian always had a great plan for her life, she has many friends and a huge family who she always spends time with.Vivian and her husband divorced 2 years after there marriage. Vivian was very smart. Because she was the first African American to enroll at Alabama University, she was considered the smarts person to attend  this prestigious school of arts. Vivian had an amazing life, always healthy, caring, friendly, easy to talk to, and was never afraid to tell the truth. Vivian died of a stroke at the of 63 on October 13, 2005.

Vivian was brave. She never said no if the answer was yes. She never said yes if the answer was no. She believed in her self no matter what. I don't think she was right lady to make her choices. Yes she was the kind of women that wasn't afraid of anything. Vivian never lied. In college, Vivian once corrected the teacher. If someone was upset, she would help them. Vivian is the kind of woman you would want to best friends with.

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