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The schoolhouse door : segregation's last stand at the University of Alabama

Author: E Culpepper Clark
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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On June 11, 1963, in a dramatic gesture that caught the nation's attention, Governor George Wallace physically blocked the entrance to Foster Auditorium on the University of Alabama's campus. His intent was to defy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, sent on behalf of the Kennedy administration to force Alabama to accept court-ordered desegregation. After a tense confrontation, President Kennedy federalized the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Clark, E. Culpepper.
Schoolhouse door.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)607870402
Online version:
Clark, E. Culpepper.
Schoolhouse door.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)623024582
Named Person: George C Wallace; John F Kennedy; George C Wallace; John F Kennedy; George C Wallace
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Culpepper Clark
ISBN: 0195074173 9780195074178
OCLC Number: 25095349
Description: xxiv, 305 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: E. Culpepper Clark.
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The author relates the story of how the University of Alabama experienced the end of segregation, and how events on that campus influenced the American civil rights movement.  Read more...

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