Newspapers: The South's New Voice

"It appears, as this goes to press," said the Montgomery, Ala., Advertiser, "that Governor Wallace has dispatched state troopers to Mobile and Huntsville to usurp local power by force. If this becomes the fact, the Advertiser must sorrowfully conclude that, in this instance, its friend has gone wild." As the week wore on and the Advertiser's fears became fact, the paper reached its inevitable conclusion: "It is very hard, be certain, for the Advertiser to say it, but the fact is that Governor Wallace made a monkey of himself."

These were strong words from a paper that only last...

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