Nation: One Man's Day

Hubert Humphrey experienced some of the most depressing and some of the most exhilarating moments of his political life—all within one day and in the same state, Georgia.

In his deepest drive so far into Dixie, Humphrey showed up for a morning speech in the small (pop. 16,000) south Georgia cotton town of Moultrie. As he stood up to speak to a small audience assembled in Moultrie's main square, he was greeted by a chorus of boos. "Communist!" came the cry, and "Go back where you belong!" Finally, Humphrey turned to Georgia's Governor Carl Sanders, who had introduced him and was now...

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