Alabama Student Who Defied Segregation Dies

James Hood was one of two to stand up to George Wallace in 1963

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 18, 2013 5:51 PM CST

(Newser) – One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half-century ago in defiance of racial segregation has died. James Hood of Gadsden was 70. Then-Alabama Gov. George Wallace made his infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in a failed...   Read full story »


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