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University of Alabama to mark 50th anniversary of George Wallace 'stand'

Source: montgomeryadver Posted By: Anna C...3034 days ago

The University of Alabama this month is marking the 50th anniversary of then-Gov. George Wallace's "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" against racial integration.

The university will hold a prayer breakfast on Friday in Tuscaloosa to reflect on the role of the faith community in the civil rights movement.

Another program will be held on June 11 at Foster Auditorium, where Wallace faced down federal authorities with his choreographed stand to oppose black students registering at Alabama.


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