National Guard on University of Alabama Campus, 1963

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Title

National Guard on University of Alabama Campus, 1963

Subject

College Integration--Alabama
Alabama--National Guard--History
African-American--History--Tuscaloosa

Description

On the day that the first two African-American students were to register for classes at the University of Alabama, Governor George Wallace ordered 500 Alabama National Guardsmen to stand-by near the campus
"in the event they are needed to maintain law and order".

In the end, it was Brigadier General Henry Graham of the National Guard who had to escort the students into the building to register for classes.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

June 11, 1963

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

260

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

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