It was a powerful moment, rife with symbolism.
A march for equality Monday organised by University of Alabama football players ended at the spot on campus. George Wallace stood to block Black students from entering in 1963.
“We walked to this little house door intentionally, because while much has changed in the last 57 years, too many things have not,” Alabama running back Najee Harris told the crowd, wearing a “Defend Black Lives” T-shirt.
Droves of young people marched, bearing “Black Lives Matter” banners and signs.
The event comes amid the civil unrest that’s rocked the country since George Floyd’s death.