After the Stand Comes the Fall: Racial Integration and White Student Reactions at the University of Alabama, 1963–1976

  title={After the Stand Comes the Fall: Racial Integration and White Student Reactions at the University of Alabama, 1963–1976},
  author={Paul Mokrzycki},
  journal={Alabama Review},
  pages={290 - 313}
As the ultimate symbol of white southern opposition to racial equality, Governor George C. Wallace’s “stand in the schoolhouse door” at the University of Alabama occupies a distinct place in recent American memory. Simultaneously a media spectacle and a source of national shame, Wallace’s defiance and ultimate defeat signify an easily identifiable national moment, one that understandably remains engrained in the minds of even the most casual followers of American history. Those dramatic images… 
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