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Opening the Doors : the Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa.

Author: B J Hollars
Publisher: Alabama : University of Alabama Press, 2013.
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Opening the Doors is a wide-ranging account of the University of Alabama's 1956 and 1963 desegregation attempts, as well as the little-known story of Tuscaloosa, Alabama's, own civil rights movement. Whereas E. Culpepper Clark's The Schoolhouse Door remains the standard history of the University of Alabama's desegregation, in Opening the Doors B.J. Hollars focuses on Tuscaloosa's purposeful divide between "town" and  Read more...
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Hollars, B.J.
Opening the Doors : The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama : University of Alabama Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B J Hollars
ISBN: 9780817386696 0817386696 0817317929 9780817317928
OCLC Number: 829459897
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Setting the Stage for Desegregation; Part One: The Mobs; 1. The Cross and the Cadillac: January 26-February 3, 1956; 2. "Mule Sense" and the Mobs: February 3-5, 1956; 3. Monday's Misfortunes: February 6, 1956; 4. The President's Problem: February 6, 1956; 5. A War of Words: February 7-March 1956; Part Two: The Stand; 6. Prepping for Peace: Fall 1962-Spring 1963; 7. The Law of the Land: June 5-11, 1963; 8. Boone versus Bull: June 6-10, 1963; 9. Guns and a Governor: June 8-9, 1963; 10. The Calm before the Stand: June 10, 1963. 11. A Stand for Segregation: June 11, 196312. New Students, New Strategy: June 11-July 1963; 13. Old Wounds Healed: October 10, 1996, and September 16, 1998; Part Three: The Movement; 14. The Rise of Reverend Rogers: 1954-64; 15. The Clash at the Courthouse: January-April 23, 1964; Photographs; 16. The Myth of Marable: May-June 8, 1964; 17. Bloody Tuesday: June 9, 1964; 18. Jamming the Jails: June 10-13, 1964; 19. The Defenders: Dates Unknown; 20. Testing Tuscaloosa: June 30-July 7, 1964; 21. Movie Mayhem: July 8-10, 1964; 22. Boycotting Buses: August 1-September 12, 1964. 23. Remembering Reverend Rogers: March 25-29, 197124. The End of an Era: 1964-71; Epilogue: A New Beginning: June 11, 2011; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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