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CP Iron Bowl 2023 Marching Band pt 2

AUMB reflects on win in "For Whom the Band Tolls"

The stadium lights flashed and flickered across the field, with fans looking onward for an explanation. Suddenly, the Auburn University Marching Band marched forward as the announcer's voice boomed over the stadium, announcing the first song of their Metallica-inspired show, a cover of the band's 1984 classic, "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Performed two times in Jordan-Hare stadium, Auburn's Metallica show won two categories in the competition, For Whom the Band Tolls.

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'If not me, then who?': Auburn celebrates 60 years of integration

60 years ago, Harold A. Franklin enrolled as a graduate student at Auburn University, the first African American to do so. Like many attempts at integration across the nation, Franklin was met with considerable pushback, and he eventually left the university. He received a master's degree from Auburn in 2020 after coming back to defend his thesis. On Jan. 9, 2023, Auburn celebrated the anniversary of Franklin's enrollment, marking the beginning of an integrated Auburn University.