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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Diana Walker
Former Alabama Governor George Wallace and his wife, Cornelia, © Diana Walker, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Diana Walker, 1975
Former Alabama Governor George Wallace is accompanied by his wife, Cornelia, at the U.S. Capitol. After gaining national recognition for his staunch opposition to integration and civil rights in the 1960s, Wallace ran for the presidency in 1968 and again in 1972—when he was shot at a campaign stop and left paralyzed from the waist down.
Did you know?
After surviving the assassination attempt, Wallace's position on civil rights changed drastically. The man who vowed "segregation forever" on national television asked forgiveness from many of the people he'd criticized.
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