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  •  AL-Gov 1962: Lookie what I found here... (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, PassionateJus

    During the '62 election, state judge George Wallace used this comic his campaign mailed out to help him win the Democratic primary: http://www.ep.tc/...

    It's 16 pages long and it's quite interesting to read.  It's also sad in a way.  In it, Wallace tells the story about how he grew up on a farm, experienced crushing poverty during the Depression, and did lots of menial jobs to help him get through college and become someone just so he could use his skills as a lawyer and judge to keep people of color down.  There's a page about all he's done to protect veterans' benefits while he jumped through hoops to keep black people from voting and being granted equal protection under the law.

    Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

    by KingofSpades on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 04:14:14 PM PST

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