|Attempting to block integration at the University of Alabama, |
Democratic Governor George Wallace stands defiantly at the door
of the Foster Auditorium while being confronted
by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenback.
“Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny. And I say: Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!”
~ George Wallace, Inaugural Address as Governor of Alabama, 1963
The incident brought George Wallace into the national spotlight.