The Nation: Lester's Last Hurrah

For the past four years a one-man road show named Lester Maddox has been touring Georgia. At rural crossroads and in small towns where his beloved "little people" congregate, Maddox, 59, sings hymns and country ballads, plays his harmonica, and pedals his star-spangled bicycle backward. The object is to give Maddox a second term as Governor, a post he held from 1967 to 1971. Prohibited by state law from succeeding himself, Maddox has been biding his time as Lieutenant Governor while waging the campaign he calls his "last hurrah." Last week that effort suffered a setback that may be fatal; Maddox...

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