James Hood
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James Hood

Civil right activist


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James Alexander Hood was one of the first African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963, and was made famous when Alabama Governor George Wallace attempted to block him and fellow student Vivian Malone from enrolling at the then all-white university, an incident which became known as the “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door”.

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University of Alabama
University of Alabama

Public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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