Sunday, October 24, 2004
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JFK Planned 1963 Invasion of Alabama

The Mobile Register obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act detailing Kennedy administration plans to quell violent opposition to integration in Alabama in 1963. Up to 23,400 federal troops would have been sent to Birmingham, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa. A contingent from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, was even sent to Ft. McClellan near Anniston in preparation.