SOURCE: New York Times
by Kevin M. Kruse
There are a lot of similarities between the president and George Wallace of Alabama. But there’s also one big difference.
Historian Jon Meacham told “Morning Joe” that Trump’s “a return to the most disturbing elements of white supremacy.”
by Ronald L. Feinman
And that’s atrocious.
by Joe Allen
Donald Trump’s appeal to some suffering white workers shouldn’t surprise us. George Wallace did the same thing four decades ago.
by Ronald L. Feinman
They’re worth keeping in mind this year since it’s possible none of the 2016 presidential candidates can win an outright electoral majority.
by Dan T. Carter
The real estate mogul won’t be the president, just as the former Alabama governor wasn’t. But losers as well as winners shape the future.
SOURCE: ABC News
The auction company gave a presale estimated value of between $15,000 and $30,000.
SOURCE: This American Life
The shocking story of the racist George Wallace speechwriter who penned a fake autobiography of an endearing Cherokee orphan (Audio)
How George Wallace's speechwriter became the secret author of a popular and bogus Indian memoir.
For 50 years Peggy Wallace Kennedy has lived in the shadow cast by her father, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, when he stood in a doorway and tried to stop two black students from integrating the University of Alabama.That single episode in the American civil rights movement — his infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door” — attached an asterisk to her name, she says. It’s a permanent mark she can never erase, despite her own history as a moderate Democrat who gave early support to candidate Barack Obama for president in 2008.“If you’re George Wallace’s daughter, people think the asterisk will always be there. ‘Oh, your father stood in the schoolhouse door,’” she said in a recent interview.Kennedy was just 13 at the time. Her mother, Lurleen Wallace, had whisked her away to a lake fishing cabin with her three siblings that day, so they would be nowhere near the wrenching historic drama in which her father played a leading role....
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