Today in Black History: June 11, 1963

Vivian Malone and James Hood

On June 11, 1963, two African American students attempted to register for classes at the University of Alabama. Vivian Malone and James Hood were accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Nicholas. The students were stopped at the entrance door by Governor George Wallace. The following day, Governor Wallace moved from the door, when Malone and Hood returned with the National Guard and the students were successfully enrolled.

Vivian Malone and James Hood

For more information on the desegregation of The University of Alabama click here!

Vivian Malone

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