Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Segragation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segragation Forever
It was on this day, June 11, in the year 1963 that democratic governor George Wallace stood in front of the Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama, refusing to allow entrance to two black students that had been admitted to the school. This became known as the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door." After being confronted by federal marshals, the Deputy Attorney General, and the National Guard, Wallace stood aside.
Later in life, Wallace actually had a change of heart, and apologized for his rhetoric and actions that day.