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

 
 
Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door (Top Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door (Top Marker)
Inscription. 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 nationís 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

Bottom Marker:

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.
 
Erected by University Of Alabama.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 12.483′ N, 87° 32.641′ W. Marker
Foster Auditorium, 1939 (Bottom Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. Foster Auditorium, 1939 (Bottom Marker)
is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 6th Avenue and 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker located on the front side of the Foster Auditorium Building # 7059 on the Campus of The University of Alabama. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malone Hood Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Druid City Hospital School Of Nursing (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The President's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Denny Chimes (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kappa Delta (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Wallace in the schoolhouse door - NPR. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsEducationNotable Events
 
Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939 Markers
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. Foster Auditorium, Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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