George Wallace, Segregation and Politics
Historians Dan Carter, Glenn Eskew, and Angela Lewis talked about the life and legacy of segregationist Alabama Governor George… read more
Historians Dan Carter, Glenn Eskew, and Angela Lewis talked about the life and legacy of segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace.
When George Wallace was governor of Alabama during the 1960s, he fiercely supported segregation in his state, famously standing in the school house door to prevent the enrollment of black students at the University of Alabama. Wallace later retracted these views and apologized for his segregationist policies.
This event took place at the Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- James L. Baggett Archivist Birmingham (AL) Public Library
- Dan T. Carter Professor Emeritus University of South Carolina->History Department
- Glenn T. Eskew Professor Georgia State University->History Department
- Angela K. Lewis Associate Professor University of Alabama, Birmingham->Political Science
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