Fifty years ago today
September 3, 1966
Gov. George C. Wallace signed a bill Friday defying integration guidelines and set the stage for confrontation with the federal government.
Southern school board representatives have formed a committee to plan their dealings with Washington. Jack Acree, executive secretary of the Georgia School Boards Association, said the 1964 Civil Rights Act is the law of the land.
Mrs. Anola Lee Davis, 38, a prominent Pine Mountain church and civic leader, died Thursday at Lanier Memorial Hospital, Langdale, Ala..