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Fifty years ago today, the University of Alabama was desegregated when Governor George Wallace yielded to federalized National Guard troops and allowed Vivian Malone and James Hood to enroll. So here’s Alabama Shakes performing “Hold On” on Saturday Night Live a few months ago.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.