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 - "We are also asking Gov, George Wallace for his...
"We are also asking Gov, George Wallace for his assistance in this matter." School officials declined comment comment on the request. Registration of the two Negroes was accomplished smoothly and with dispatch. They were driven in a cab to the front entrance of the school board offices in historic Barton Academy near the downtown business district. There were no spectators other than newsmen and cameramen. The Negroes were inside the build ing approximately 25 minutes dur ing the registering process. POLICE OFFICIALS Two motorcycle patrolmen were; stationed at one corner of the building. Several high police of ficials were seen across the street. Barton Academy, completed in 1836, housed the first public school in Alabama s history. The courses of study the two signed up for included a required subject, "Problems of Democ racy." Murphy High, with an estimated estimated enrollment of more than 3,200, is the largest of the 93 schools in the combined city-county city-county city-county school system. The system system is the largest in Alabama, with total enrollment estimated at about 78,000 pupils.

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  1. The Montgomery Advertiser,
  2. 05 Sep 1963, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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