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George Wallace: Settin' The Woods on Fire

features the political and personal life of George Wallace. Four times governor of Alabama and four times a candidate for president, he was feared as a racist demagogue and admired as a politician who spoke his mind. This site helps traces Wallace's rise from his roots in rural Alabama to the assassination attempt that transformed him. The site includes descriptions of significant events such as desegregation and politics in 1968. (WGBH, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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During the 1968 campaign, George Wallace's blunt outspokenness on the stump was appealing to many.

1968 campaign

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