Vivian Malone and James Hood Register for Classes

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Title

Vivian Malone and James Hood Register for Classes

Subject

College Integration--Alabama
Wallace, George C (George Corley) 1919-1998 --Views on College Integration
University of Alabama
African-American--History--Tuscaloosa
Jones, Vivian Malone , 1942-2005
Hood, James, 1942-2013

Description

On June 11, 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood arrived at the University of Alabama registration building. The building was guarded by 750 state troopers, local police, Alabama National Guardsmen, and George Wallace who stood at the doors to block entrance.

Wallace was given a 'cease and desist' order by Attorney General Katzenback sent by President Kennedy.

After much debate between Katzenback and Wallace, the two students were escorted to the front of the auditorium by Brigadier Genral Henry Graham of the National Guard.

Malone and Hood registered for classes that day, making Alabama the 50th state in the union to integrate its public school system.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

June 11, 1963

Type

Photograph

Identifier

261

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches

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