Rockwell Speech, 01/07/66: Crowds wait outside the chemistry lecture hall at Rice University to hear George Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party. Only 400 of the 700 people who turned up were able to get inside. Rockwell's Rice visit marked his first invitation to a Southern university. Two days later, Rockwell returned to the campus for a debate against Ben Levy, chairman of the Houston Socialist Forum, about antiwar demonstrators. While studying at Brown University, Rockwell began to argue against equality and integration. His anti-Semitic and racist political activism developed when he moved to San Diego at the beginning of the Korean War, becoming a full supporter of Adolf Hitler and Nazism, denying the Holocaust and eventually forming the American Nazi Party. On August 25, 1967, members of Rockwell's party shot and killed him in front of a laundromat.