ALABAMA: Wallace's Tortured Comeback

On the steps of Montgomery's pristine white capital, a chorus and band performed a newly composed tribute to the Governor, Hope for the Common Man. Inside the small antebellum legislative chamber, the restless crowd quieted to a tense hush. At the main entrance, George Wallace appeared in his wheelchair, his wife Cornelia walking with him. When he reached the podium, Wallace lifted himself up with no visible effort. His chin thrust forward, flashing a small, almost contemptuous smile, he showed that he could stand without leaning on his hands by raising his...

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