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Foster Auditorium

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 35487

Foster Auditorium
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This multi-purpose facility was built in 1939 and is most famous as the site of of the "stand in the schoolhouse door" incident. On June 11, 1963, Governor George C. Wallace blocked the entrance to prevent registration of African Americans.

The "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" incident was immortalized (with artistic liberties taken) in the film Forrest Gump.

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