Faces ’63: The Segregation

Governor Wallace Blocks Access to University of Alabama

A look back at 1963 and those who became a part of the freedom movement to liberate a nation.

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When:June 11 1963
Where: Tuscaloosa  Alabama
Who:Governor George Wallace and Alabama State Troopers
What: Wallace attempts to block African American students from registering at the University of Alabama and prevent integration.  President Kennedy would eventually send in the national guard to assist in the integration process.
Source: U.S Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

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