On September 2, the International Criminal Tribunal
for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted the former mayor of Taba, Jean Paul
Akayesu, on nine counts of crimes against humanity and genocide for
his role in the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. A month later, Akayesu was
sentenced to life in prison for his crimes.Read
ICTR documents from the trial of Jean Paul Akayesu.
On September 2, 1963, then-Alabama Governor George
Wallace surrounded the Tuskegee high school with Alabama National
Guard troops in an effort to prevent its integration pursuant to a
federal court order in Lee vs. Macon County. In
response, President John F. Kennedy federalized the Guard and sent
it back to its barracks. Learn
more about the history and after-effects of
the Tuskegee high school integration.