December 2011 Catalog > Photo Collection > Political
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Lot 980: JFK and George Wallace
Pictured here is a smiling President John F. Kennedy as Alabama Governor George Wallace follows with eyes downcast. In June of 1963, a month after this photo was taken, Wallace stood in front of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama, blocking African-American students from entering in an attempt to stop desegregation. Wallace relented only when President Kennedy mobilized the Alabama National Guard and ordered the Governor to step aside. Measures 10x8".
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