September 10, 1963 — 20 black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile, Ala., following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace. President John F. Kennedy federalized Alabama’s National Guard to prevent Governor Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.

  2 comments for “This Day in History

  1. September 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Such incredible history that unfortunately appears to be repeating itself.

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