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Date of Birth 10 November 1942Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Date of Death 17 January 2013Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Birth NameJames Alexander Hood

Mini Bio (1)

James Hood was born on November 10, 1942 in Gadsden, Alabama, USA as James Alexander Hood. He was married to Carolyn Ragland and Norma Turner. He died on January 17, 2013 in Gadsden.

Spouse (2)

Norma Turner (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Carolyn Ragland (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

He was one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama led to Governor George Wallace's infamous stand in the school house door in 1963.
He went on to receive his doctorate in 1997 at the University of Alabama.
Now a retired educator living in Madison, Wisconsin. [October 2005]

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