Wed May 25, 2016 1:27 am
Wed May 25, 2016 3:37 am
Hobbes wrote:This picture with Alabama governor George Wallace has always made me a little uneasy. Wallace was famous for saying "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." When he ran for governor in 1970, he circulated an ad showing a white girl surrounded by seven black boys, with the slogan "Wake Up Alabama! Blacks vow to take over Alabama!"
I know Elvis was just being gracious and not endorsing Wallace or his positions. Still I'm waiting for someone to use this picture against him regarding the absurd "Elvis was a racist" rumor.
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:49 pm
drjohncarpenter wrote:MikeFromHolland wrote:Thanks again for the extra information, Doc!
Always nice to find and share articles or blogs from relatives of people who met Elvis and have their own personal stories. Especially when they show unknown pics. The guy is extremely proud of his grandpa. And his dad thickens the story a bit. Though not factual correct, it's so heartwarming.
Is Bill Wallace related in any way?
That's a photo of Elvis with Alabama governor George Wallace, taken before the show in Montgomery on 3-06-1974.
He is no relation. Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, karate expert, is also not related.
Wallace is remembered for his Southern neo-dixiecrat and pro-segregation "Jim Crow" positions during the mid-20th century period of the Civil Rights Movement, declaring in his 1963 Inaugural Address that he stood for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever," and standing in front of the entrance of the University of Alabama in an attempt to stop the enrollment of black students
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