Confessions of A Former Segregationist: GEORGE WALLACE

Now 72 and in failing health, onetime presidential candidate GEORGE WALLACE reflects on racism, David Duke and his own place in history

Q. You were elected Governor of Alabama four times. At your first inauguration in 1963, you uttered your most memorable lines: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." Why did you say that?

A. That's the reason I hate to give people interviews that ask about all that stuff. It happened a quarter-century ago. My vehemence was against the federal courts. I never said a word against black people in my heart since I ran for Governor.

Look at that. ((Wallace pulls from his desk drawer an honorary doctor of laws degree given to him by Tuskegee University, founded as an elementary...