theGrio reflects: June 11, 1963 University of Alabama integration standoff (video)

theGrio reflects on the battle for desegregation on June 11, 1963 with Forty six years ago, this week, Governor Wallace attempted to stop two African American students from entering the University of Alabama.

This is what happened as Nicholas Katzenbach, accompanied by two federal marshals, left their car and approached Governor Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door. The two Negro students, Vivian Malone and Jimmy A. Hood, stayed in the car. The time was about 12:47 p.m. eastern daylight time.

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