Governor George Wallace

Auction House lists Wallace Gun
5:45 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Auction House Lists Gun Used to Shoot Wallace

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace
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An Illinois auction house says it is selling the revolver that almost killed former Gov. George Wallace.

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Alabama-Schoolhouse Door
4:55 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Lawmakers Visit Scene Of '63 Ala. Race Stand

Outside Foster Auditorium during the 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage at the University of Alabama.
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Members of Congress dabbed away tears while visiting the spot where former Gov. George Wallace made his "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" against racial integration at the University of Alabama 50 years ago. Representatives and senators making a civil rights pilgrimage attended a campus commemoration on Friday.


They included Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, an Alabama native. He and others wiped away tears as Wallace's daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, talked about her father never discussing the event with her before his death.

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Obit-Hood
5:24 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

1 Of First Black UA students, James Hood, Dies

Plaque commemorating James Hood on the west face of the Autherine Lucy Clock Tower in Malone Hood Plaza on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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One of the first black students at the University of Alabama, James Hood of Gadsden, has died. He was 70.


Officials at Adams-Buggs Funeral Home in Gadsden said they are handling arrangements for Hood, who died Thursday. Details concerning Hood's funeral are not complete.


Hood's admission to the University of Alabama in 1963 was made famous by then Alabama Gov. George Wallace's "stand in the schoolhouse door" to keep Hood and Vivian Malone from registering for classes at the University of Alabama.

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