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Commemorating School Desegregation

On June 11, 1963, Black students Vivian Malone and James Hood registered for classes at The University of Alabama despite then-Gov. George C. Wallace’s unsuccessful attempt to block their enrollment. That day changed Alabama and the nation when Malone and Hood walked through the doors of Foster Auditorium to enroll as students at The University of Alabama — marking the beginning of school desegregation in the state of Alabama, moving forward a comprehensive federal civil rights act, and further paving the way for diversity in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. See below for the full article:


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