TV News LIES

Monday, May 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Alabama civil rights pioneer James Hood dies at 70

Alabama civil rights pioneer James Hood dies at 70

E-mail Print PDF

 

James Hood and Vivian MalolneA US civil rights pioneer who confronted racial segregation in Alabama in the 1960s has died aged 70. James Hood died in his hometown of Gadsden in Alabama, a local funeral home said in an obituary notice.

Mr Hood was one of two black students to enter the all-white University of Alabama in June 1963. Their path was blocked by then Alabama Governor George Wallace and his state troopers until President John F Kennedy intervened.

President Kennedy ordered the Alabama National Guard to escort Mr Hood and Vivian Malone into the building so that they could register for classes and pay their fees.

Mr Hood attended the university for a few months but then moved to Michigan to complete his education in order to, as he once put it, "avoid a complete mental and physical breakdown".

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


'Nowhere close to a fair trial': pressure to aid Americans and Canadian in UAE

American and Canadian held in UAEBarack Obama’s former White House counsel, human rights groups and families have made a final push...

Greek police begin clearing 8,000 migrants from Idomeni refugee camp

Greek police begin emptying refugee campGreek police began clearing about 8,000 people from the Idomeni refugee camp Tuesday morning near the...

Report slams Israel's military law enforcement system

IDF Human Rights ViolationsCiting a raft of deep systemic failures, human rights group B'Tselem has announced that it will...

Judge Wants Government To Hand Over Names, Addresses Of Thousands Of Dreamers

Dreamers names in danger of exposureAbout 108,000 young undocumented immigrants received three-year protections and U.S. work permits in a several-month period...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!