This Day at Law

Former Rwanda politician convicted of genocide

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.

AL governor Wallace deployed National Guard to stop integration of Tuskegee High

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.

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