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This Week in Universal News: The University of Alabama is Desegregated, 1963

On June 11, 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood arrived at the University of Alabama to register for summer classes. Instead of a helpful low-level administrator guiding them through the process, it took the National Guard to ensure their enrollment– George Wallace,┬áthe governor of their state, was blocking the door. Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse […]

This Week in Universal News: Ice Skating Chimpanzee, 1963

This week’s Universal News story dates from 1963 and features a chimpanzee ice skating in Germany. From the release sheet: SPORTS MONKEY SHINES! THIS CHIMP IS A GAY BLADE: Usually, summer is the whacky season, but this winter things aren’t on an even keel in Germany. They’ve taught a Chimp to Skate and he’s a […]

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