• Short Summary

    THE ALL-WHITE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BECAME INTEGRATED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH THE ENROLMENT OF TWO 20-YEAR-OLD NEGRO STUDENTS, VIVIEN MALONE AND JAMES HOOD.

  • Description

    THE ALL-WHITE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BECAME INTEGRATED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH THE ENROLMENT OF TWO 20-YEAR-OLD NEGRO STUDENTS, VIVIEN MALONE AND JAMES HOOD.THE TWO STUDENTS ENROLLED AT THEIR SECOND ATTEMPT AND BACKED BY LOCAL ARMED NATIONAL GUARDSMEN WHO HAD BEEN PUT UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL ON THE ORDERS OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY.AND THE MAN WHO SAID THAT HE WOULD PERSONALLY BAR THE WAY TO THE STUDENTS, THE STATE GOVERNOR GEORGE C.WALLACE, WALKED AWAY FROM THE UNIVERSITY BUILDING IN THE TREE-LINED TOWN OF TUSCALOOSA.

    AT THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO ENROL, THE ENTRANCE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING WAS BLOCKED BY GOVERNOR WALLACE.FOUR TIMES DEPUTY ATTORNEY-GENERAL NICHOLAS KATZENBACH ORDERED GOVERNOR TO STAND ASIDE "IN THE NAME OF THE PRESIDENT".WHEN GOVERNOR WALLACE REFUSED KATZENBACH LEFT.THEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY PLACED THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD ON DUTY ROUND THE BUILDING UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL.


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    Film ID:
    VLVA3N9ZXZVUJHE91CL0GYBE99HPN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N9ZXZVUJHE91CL0GYBE99HPN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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