Univerity of Alabama officials have confirmed that the student organization America First has invited Jared Taylor to speak.

Taylor, who identifies as a white nationalist has been invited to speak at the University April 19, according to university president Stuart Bell.

AL.com reports that Bell informed faculty and students via email that a UA student organization invited the speaker, not the school.  Bell notes that as a public university, the law and UA's commitment to free speech do not allow it to refuse the speaker based on the content of speech. The registered student organization followed appropriate policies and processes, according to Bell.