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James Hood dies; defied segregation at University of Alabama

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Associated Press/June 11, 1963 Vivian Malone and James Hood stand in the doorway of Foster Auditorium where they hold what they called their "first and final news conference" after the two African-American students registered at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Then-Alabama Gov. George Wallace made his infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in a failed effort to prevent James Hood and Vivian Malone from registering for classes at the university in 1963.
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