The exhibit features key moments in UA history when Coach Bryant was involved in taking the necessary steps to recruit non-white athletes, starting with Wendall Hudson of the UA Basketball Team in 1969.
The new Breaking Barriers exhibit is a permanent addition to the museum located at the heart of the building.
The new addition features both well-known and lesser-known moments in Crimson Tide history. It features when UA’s Basketball Head Coach C.M. Newton needed help recruiting Wendall Hudson. UA Athletic Director at the time, Paul Bryant, assisted in the effort.
Coach Bryant eventually took their case to play integrated teams to the state capitol to convince then-Governor John Patterson.