By 1960, it was clear that north Alabama had possibly the densest concentration of Paleo-Indian sites within the United States.
During the years of 1961-1963, the state of Alabama was experiencing Civil Rights struggles which probably diverted attention away from this historic discovery and it did not receive the attention it probably would merit.
In 1960, its name was changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.
In 1964, under Federal Court mandate, AU admitted its first African American student. Sasnett, and the school opened its doors in 1859 to a student body of eighty and a faculty of ten.
Coached by the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant for 25 years, in 2007 the Crimson Tide's good fortune continued when Nick Saban took the helm and has had a run of multiple and consecutive national titles.
For at least seven Saturdays each year, Alabama football becomes the center of the universe, consisting of equal parts of war on the field and worship service.
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, captures two top-ranked teams in an exciting night of football at historic Bryant-Denny Stadium, as the Alabama Crimson Tide played host to an SEC West opponent, the LSU Tigers.
Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public research university in Auburn, Alabama, United States.It has approximately 2,800 students, and it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000, in 2017, 40,000.With more than 22,000 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 28,000 with 1,260 faculty members, Auburn is the second largest university in Alabama.a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.grew increasingly concerned about the secularization of higher education and the influence of religious liberalism in denominational colleges.