Alabama: Wallace for President

Only a few hours after a Lowndes County jury had once again upheld white over right, Alabama's Segregationist Governor George Corley Wallace took to TV to assure his constituents that no people in all the U.S. surpassed them in "culture and refinement."

Moreover, he declared, an Alabamian would "make just as good a President-and maybe a little better—as someone from New York and maybe even from Texas." And who in all Alabama is best fitted for that role? Of course.

To further this high-minded ideal, however, Wallace needs to be reelected, though...

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