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    GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE OF ALABAMA SAID YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THAT HE WOULD PERSONALLY BAR ANY NEGRO FROM ENTERING THE STATE UNIVERSITY.

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    SV GOVERNOR SEATED AT DESK. (SILENT SHOT).
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    2.
    SCU GOVERNOR. (SOF).
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    3.
    LV GOVERNOR SEATED. (SOF).
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 2): GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE: "THE OBLIGATION TO PROTEST THE TRADITIONS AND SOVEREIGNTY OF THIS STATE IS MY OBLIGATION AND WILL BE FULFILLED BY ME.



    "AS GOVERNOR I AM THE HIGHEST CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA. I EMBODY THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THIS STATE AND I WILL BE PRESENT TO BAR THE ENTRANCE OF ANY NEGRO WHO ATTEMPTS TO ENROL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA.



    "THIS IS LEGAL RESISTANCE AND LEGAL DEFIANCE. THERE ARE LEGAL QUESTIONS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN RAISED AND I INTEND TO RAISE THEM.



    "THE CONSTITUTIONAL STANDING WHICH I POSSESS AS GOVERNOR AND AS THE DIRECT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE WILL BE TESTED. I INTEND TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. I INTEND TO KEEP MY COVENANT WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE OF ALABAMA SAID YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THAT HE WOULD PERSONALLY BAR ANY NEGRO FROM ENTERING THE STATE UNIVERSITY.

    THE GOVERNOR TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ALABAMA STATE CAPITAL OF MONTGOMERY THAT HE WAS INVOKING WHAT HE CALLED THE "SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE" IN THIS "LEGAL RESISTANCE AND LEGAL DEFIANCE".

    IN THE FEDERAL COURT IN ALABAMA, JUDGE GROOMS REFUSED TO DELAY THE ADMISSION OF TWO NEGROES TO THE UNIVERSITY.THE TWO MEN, VIVIAN MALONE AND DAVE McGLATHERY OF HUNTSVILLE, ARE DUE TO BE ADMITTED ON 10 JUNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKXERUSW4EXO6WLW5Q8JKLI0Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKXERUSW4EXO6WLW5Q8JKLI0Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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