James Hood

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: civil rights pioneer who became among one of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama 50 years ago in defiance of racial segregation as then-Alabama governor George Wallace made his infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in a failed effort to prevent Hood and Vivian Malone (d. 2005) from registering for classes at the university in 1963

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: November 10, 1942

 

Died: January 17, 2013

 

Location: Gadsden, Alabama