I took a break from the early 1800s to post about a figure who’s been in the news recently: former Alabama Governor George Wallace, who in 1968 ran as the quixotic candidate of the American Independent Party. Take a listen. Then subscribe on iTunes.
The quintessential fist-pounding George Wallace.
George Wallace in debate.
Magazines loved to caricature Wallace and LeMay.
Nice pose, George. That won’t come back to haunt you.
After being shot, Wallace bleeds out in a pickup truck.
Wallace in the 1930s as a bantameweight state boxing champion.
Another campaign trail Wallace. Note the weird side-part.
Wallace in the 1980s, reparating with Jesse Jackson.
Wallace in his final years as governor, confined to his wheelchair.