Today in 1963: Governor George Wallace stands in the doorway of the University of Alabama to prevent the admission of two negro students in a failed attempt to maintain segregation in educational opportunities.
He is forced to step aside later in the day when Vivian Malone and James Hood are registered as students.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Madison Chapter meeting. This is from 6:30 to 8pm at Goodman Public Library, 2222 South Park Street. For more info, call 846-5217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight, the Rock County Progressives present an educational forum. Meet the progressive candidates for assembly District 45 with speakers Mark Spreitzer and Sheila De Forest. This is at 6 pm at Basics Food Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Drive in Janesville. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics. More info at rockcountyprogressives.org.
Tonight, Rainbow Bookstore Co-op presents “Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War, and Life in East Germany,” with Victor Grossman. The only graduate of both Harvard University and Karl Marx University, Grossman speaks about contemporary issues in united Germany as well as his previous experiences noted in the memoir. This is at 6pm at the bookstore, 426 West Gilman. More info at 257-6050.
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