Integration of the University of Alabama

While reading The Glory Field, I show students images and footage from George Wallace’s historic “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” when he blocked African-American students (Vivian Malone and James Hood) from registering.

Wallace blocks Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach

Eventually, the Federalized National Guard order Wallace to step aside.

General Henry Graham orders Wallace to step aside.
General Henry Graham orders Wallace to step aside.

Once Wallace was no longer standing in the door, the first two African American students entered to enroll at the University of Alabama.

Vivian Malone registering
Vivian Malone registering

We also watch the newsreel presentation.

Alabama_Story__African_Americans_Enrolled_as_Governor_Yields

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