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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-13 June 2001

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  • A.J. Wright
    ..fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **Friends of Avondale Park seek memorabilia from site http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jun2001/13-e199698b.html
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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

      Associated Press
      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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