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Alabama Civil Rights~September

**1962 September 10- Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black vacates an order
of a lower court, ruling that the University of Mississippi had to admit James H. Meredith, an African American Air Force veteran whose
application for admission had been on file and in the courts for
fourteen months.

1963 September 10- 20 African American students enter public schools in Birmingham,Tuskegee and Mobile, Alabama, following a standoff between federal authorities and Governor George C. Wallace.

1963 September 9- Alabama Governor George Wallace is served a federal
injunction when he orders state police to bar African American students from enrolling in white schools.

1957 September 9- Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth is mobbed when he attempts to enroll his daughters in a "white" Birmingham school.

FROM: Today in Black History

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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