Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939

Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939 (HMPDB)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.483', W 87° 32.641'

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Foster Auditorium is the site of the June 11, 1963, "stand in the schoolhouse door" by Governor George C. Wallace in defiance of a court order requiring The University of Alabama to admit African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood. President John F. Kennedy placed the Alabama National Guard under federal control to enforce the court order as Wallace refused to obey. Wallace then stepped aside and the students registered for class. That night, President Kennedy went on television to declare civil rights no longer simply a legal issue but a moral issue and appealed to the nation's sense of fairness. One week later, he submitted a comprehensive civil rights bill that became the foundation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

July 13, 2004

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Foster Auditorium, 1939

Named for Richard Clarke Foster (1895-1941), who, as President of The University of Alabama (1937-1941), raised academic standards and encouraged faculty and graduate research.
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Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed ByUniversity Of Alabama
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 449299 N 3674483
Decimal Degrees33.20805000, -87.54401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.483', W 87° 32.641'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 28.98" N, 87° 32' 38.46" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 880 6th Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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