This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Civil Rights - Key Figures - George Wallace. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
George C. Wallace was born in Clio, AL, on August 25, 1919. After law school and military service, he embarked on a career as a judge and local politician. He served 4 terms as AL governor, from the 1960s through the 1980s, and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. presidency 3 times. Despite his later efforts to revise his public image, Wallace is remembered for his strong support of racial segregation in the '60s.
He is most remembered for his Inaugural speech that concluded with the infamous line, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
From the late 1970s onward, Wallace attempted to revise his public image by modifying his previous position on race issues. He claimed that many of his statements had been misunderstood, and he emphasized his populist leanings. In some cases, he issued public apologies for his earlier actions. He died in Montgomery, AL, on September 13, 1998.
The presentation covers the following:
Background & Early Life
Local Government Service
Klan Support for Governor
Opposition to Integration
Four Term Governor
Gaining Black Support
Retirement & Death
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer on... the Civil Rights Movement.