On this day in Alabama history: LBW Community College named in Andalusia

On this day in Alabama history: LBW Community College named in Andalusia
Lurleen Wallace posed for her official gubernatorial photograph soon after her election. Born into a working-class family, Wallace was a popular figure among Alabama's white low-income electorate. (From Encyclopedia of Alabama, courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History)

Aug. 15, 1968

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College was founded in Andalusia and named for the first female governor of Alabama. The Alabama State Board of Education authorized a junior college in Andalusia in 1967 and selected Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College as its name on Aug. 15, 1968. Now known as Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, the school has facilities in in Andalusia, Greenville, Opp and Luverne.

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