Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-13 June 2001
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**Friends of Avondale Park seek memorabilia from site
Birmingham News 13 June 2001
**Tuscaloosa News 6/12/01
'Schoolhouse door' speech given to state archives
by Dana Beyerle
MONTGOMERY - In the movie "Forrest Gump," the celluloid magic of Hollywood
put actor Tom Hanks in footage of Gov. George Wallace standing in a doorway
at the segregated University of Alabama on June 11, 1963, to block the
registration of two black students
**The Anniston Star 6/12/01
Wallace's 'schoolhouse door' speech given to Alabama archives
For years, the rather routine-looking four-page document sat in a box with
other mementos of his late mother at Al Steineker's home in Montgomery.
The signed original copy of the speech Gov. George Wallace gave in the
schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama got pulled out occasionally
for Steineker's children to use in fourth-grade history projects.
**1963 June 11- Vivian Malone and James Hood, accompanied by U.S. Deputy
General Nicholas Katzenbach, attempt to register at the University
of Alabama. They are met by Governor George Wallace, who bodily
blocks their entrance to a campus building. When National Guardsmen
return later in the day with Malone and Hood to enter the building,
Wallace steps aside.
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