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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:52 PM

 

One of first black University of Alabama students, James Hood, dies

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Source: AP



GADSDEN, Ala. One of the first black students at the University of Alabama, James Hood of Gadsden, has died. He was 70.

Hood's admission to the University of Alabama in 1963 was made famous by then Alabama Gov. George Wallace's "stand in the schoolhouse door" to keep Hood and Vivian Malone from registering for classes at the University of Alabama.

Hood and Malone were accompanied by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach when they were confronted by Wallace as they attempted to enter the university's Foster Auditorium to register for classes and pay fees.

Wallace backed down later that day and Hood and Malone registered for classes.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/article/1-of-first-black-UA-students-James-Hood-dies-4205676.php

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Reply One of first black University of Alabama students, James Hood, dies (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #2
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #3
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #4
another_liberal Jan 2013 #5
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #6
Douglas Carpenter Jan 2013 #7
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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:58 PM

1. Rest in Peace James.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:00 PM

2. r.i.p.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:24 PM

3. RIP - nt

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:30 PM

4. Regarding Vivian Malone Jones (she was Eric Holder's sister-in-law)


Vivian Juanita Malone Jones (July 15, 1942, in Mobile, Alabama October 13, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an African-American woman, one of the first two African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963 and the university's first African American graduate. She was made famous when Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked them from enrolling at the all-white university
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Malone_Jones


Vivian Malone's sister is Dr. Sharon Malone the wife of Attorney General Eric Holder.


Eric Holder
Eric Holder is married to Dr. Sharon Malone, an obstetrician; the couple has three children. Malone's sister was Vivian Malone Jones, famous for her part in the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door which led to integration at the University of Alabama...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Holder


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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:42 PM

5. They are another "Greatest Generation."

Vivian Malone, James Hood and the other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement are another "Greatest Generation."

Will we ever see their like again?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:23 PM

6. Oh no! R.I.P.



Thank you sir for your endurance and sacrifice.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:14 PM

7. that was one major event




here is NPR's presentation describing the events of that day:

http://www.npr.org/2003/06/11/1294680/wallace-in-the-schoolhouse-door

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:25 AM

8. I got to hear a recent interview with him

And he was so humble. A true inspiration to anyone who has ever been told they couldn't achieve something just because of the color of their skin. RIP.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:43 PM

9. Rest In Peace, Mr. Hood.

It took a lot of guts to do what you did.

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