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Crisis Behind a presidential commitment /

This 1963 documentary tells the story of the confrontation between John and Robert Kennedy and George Wallace over the admission of black students to the University of Alabama.

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  • "This 1963 documentary tells the story of the confrontation between John and Robert Kennedy and George Wallace over the admission of black students to the University of Alabama."@en
  • "Having earned John F. Kennedy's trust with his 1960 campaign-trail film Primary, cinéma vérité documentarian Robert Drew expressed his desire to document a president in crisis. When African American college students Vivian Malone and James Hood prepared to enroll at the all-white University of Alabama in June 1963, governor George Wallace defied a federal court order and vowed to prevent the students' enrollment. Kennedy granted unprecedented access to Drew and his unobtrusive four-team crew, who used handheld cameras to cover both sides of the conflict: Wallace self-righteously clings to segregation, while a flurry of phone calls between the president, attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, and deputy attorney general Nicholas Katzenback reveal a tightly coordinated plan to dismiss Wallace (in Robert Kennedy's words) as "a second-rate figure." Special feature: Drew's short film Faces of November provides an examination of the meaning of John F. Kennedy's death to those at his funeral."@en
  • "A behind-the-scenes look at the 1963 confrontation between John and Robert Kennedy and George Wallace over forced integration at the University of Alabama."
  • "Portrays the conflict between top-level Federal and State Administors and provides a minute-by-minute account of the events which led to the admission of the first two negro students to the University of Alabama. Includes scenes of the White House, at the Justice Department, at the Governor's mission in Alabama, and on the University of Alabama campus. Emphasises the roles of President Kennedy, the Attorney General (Robert Kennedy) and the Governor of Alabama (George Wallace)."@en
  • "In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his brother, U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy, forced one of the gravest racial confrontations of the 20th century. Despite a federal court order, Alabama Governor George Wallace vowed he would prevent 2 black students from entering the all-white University of Alabama. Watch as the crisis unfolds, capturing the story from all sides up until the dramatic end."@en
  • "Documentary about the 1963 confrontation between John and Robert Kennedy and George Wallace over the admission of black students to the University of Alabama."
  • "Documentary about the 1963 confrontation between John and Robert Kennedy and George Wallace over the admission of black students to the University of Alabama."@en

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  • "Feature films."@en
  • "Documentary"
  • "Documentary films."@en
  • "Historical films."@en
  • "Cinéma vérité films."@en
  • "History"
  • "History"@en

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  • "Crisis Behind a presidential commitment /"@en
  • "Crisis behind a presidential commitment."@en
  • "Crisis - Behind a presidential commitment"
  • "Crisis behind a presidential commitment /"
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  • "Behind a presidential commitment"@en