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August 12, 2013

Segregation Now, Segregation Forever: The Infamous Words of George Wallace

Alabama Governor George Wallace was fighting to contain the expansion of black rights in the 1960s and he said so publicly and loudly. His words during his 1963 inauguration speech, “Segregation now, segregation forever,” became a symbol of white resistance to the changes taking place in the 1960s. Produced by Samara Freemark and Joe Richman from Radio Diaries.

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"Back to the Ground" by Jamie Cullum

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