TITLE

Governor George C. Wallace

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Dottie
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Alabama (0-8225-4067-3);2002, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
George C. Wallace, born in Clio, Alabama, was first elected governor of Alabama in 1962, during the civil rights movement. The next year, Wallace showed the U.S. his position on civil rights by standing in the doorway to try and block two black students from entering the University of Alabama for the first time. But he could not change the law, and by the mid-1960s, many of Alabama's schools were attended by both black and white students. Throughout his political career, Wallace insisted that he did not dislike black people but felt that both races would be better off if kept separate.
ACCESSION #
11954199

 

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