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During a two-day period before and after the University of Alabama integration crisis, the film uses five camera crews to follow President John F. Kennedy, attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, Alabama governor George Wallace, deputy attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach and the students Vivian Malone and James Hood. As Wallace has promised to personally block the two black students from enrolling in the university, the JFK administration discusses the best way to react to it, without rousing the crowd or making Wallace a martyr for the segregationist cause.

  1. Robert Drew

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  1. John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy

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  2. Robert F. Kennedy

    Robert F. Kennedy

    Himself

  3. Vivian Malone

    Herself

  4. James Hood

    Himself

  5. James Lipscomb

    Narrator

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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

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  • October 21, 1963
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 52m

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