by Ryan M. Jones
Tuesday, June 11, 1963 was a sweaty and humid day. The weather fit the climate of tension around Tuscaloosa, Alabama and throughout the state. For months, the University of Alabama was on edge and judgment had finally arrived. Two African-American students were going to be enrolled at the University under a Federal Court order.
The last time that happened, President John F. Kennedy was forced to send in 500 Federal Marshals to ensure the...