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January 26, 2013
A hero's hero. Thank you Dr. Hood from all your friends at the Gadsden Public Library.
January 26, 2013
MAY GOD BLESS THE HOOD FAMILY,JIMMY WILL BE MISSED.JIMMY WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON...CLASSMATE.CLASS OF 61
January 25, 2013
Mr. Hood, A verybrave & strong man to enter the University of Alabama in the 60's notning but BRAVE. May you have a peaceful rest.Hope you can visit with Vivian.You made your family proud,what a LEGACY. Regena-Woody Cook & Family.
January 25, 2013
Heartfelt condolences from Operation Fresh Start, where Jim served as a faithful and trustworthy board member for more than two decadess. We remember--and are grateful for--his selfless steadfastness and courage and his loyal service to disconnected young people.
January 25, 2013
I will always remember Jimmy as very kind and a great role model. God Bless your family. Ola Henderson Jackson Birmingham, Al.
January 25, 2013
Thank You, Mr. James Hood! There were those who would say, as a black youth of The South during the era of segregation, "you have a better chance, walking on the moon, than being educated alongside your white counterpart." Yet, like a few others of the day, he preserved. Only a teenager at the time, Mr. Hood, carried the hope of a generation and future generations, as he symbolically and literally, climbed the steps of The University of Alabama. His effort to purse a better life through education may have begun as "his story." Nonetheless, triumph through overcoming and the passage of time, has made it "history". His personal dream to have an equitable education, woke-up a Nation from the nightmare of segregation. Fortitude, in the face of mob ignorance, evolved from the individual struggle of a youth, to the collective aspirations of minorities throughout America and her posterity. Mr. James Hood, took "One small step by man. One giant leap for Mankind." And in taking that step, he let minorities everywhere realize that they can "Shoot For The Moon", because the journey of a righteous youth may place them amongst the stars! Again,Thank You Mr. James Hood!!!
January 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hood family in this time of sorrow. One of the first things I did when I arrived at University of Alabama as a student in 1975 was to visit Foster Auditorium where Dr. Hood made his courageous stand many years earlier.
January 24, 2013
Ramona,
Our thoughts and prayers are many during this time of sorrow for you and you family.

Shirley Stover Estell & Family, Alpharetta, Georgia
January 24, 2013
My condolences to the grieving family and loved ones during this very difficult time. May the God of all comfort help you to cope with your loss.
January 24, 2013
My condolences to Jimmy's Family especially to Brenda as we went to school together.
Jimmy taught me to swim at the pool in 6th Street Projects. He was also an inspiration to me during the trying times we spent at Gadsden High
during those tough times.

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