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The broken road : George Wallace and a daughter's journey to reconciliation

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.

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APLS 976.1063 KEN 31291002934022 ALABAMA Reshelving -
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  • ISBN: 9781635573657
  • ISBN: 1635573653
  • ISBN: 9781635573664
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The bridge -- In the beginning -- Romance in the air -- Coming home -- The race -- Into the darkness -- The broken road -- You got what you wanted -- The victory is ours -- 1963 -- Picture perfect -- A storm's a-comin' -- Success is to succeed -- Dynasty -- For you -- Stand up -- Things just change -- Buckle my shoes -- The book of lamentations -- 'Til death do us part -- In tents -- Testify, brother Wallace! -- Stepping down -- Benched -- The end of an era -- Doors -- Letters from Baghdad -- Back to the bridge.
Summary, etc.: "From the daughter of one of America's most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace's legacy of hate -- and illuminates her journey towards redemption. Peggy Wallace Kennedy has been widely hailed as the 'symbol of racial reconciliation' (Washington Post). In the summer of 1963, though, she was just a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse door as he tried to block two African-American students from entering the University of Alabama. This man, former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate George Wallace, was notorious for his hateful rhetoric and his political stunts. But he was also a larger-than-life father to young Peggy, who was taught to smile, sit straight, and not speak up as her father took to the political stage. At the end of his life, Wallace came to renounce his views, although he could never attempt to fully repair the damage he caused. But Peggy, after her own political awakening, dedicated her life to spreading the new Wallace message -- one of peace, penance, and compassion. In this powerful new memoir, Peggy looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase 'Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.' Timely and timeless, The Broken Road speaks to change, atonement, activism, and racial reconciliation"--
Subject: Kennedy, Peggy Wallace
Kennedy, Peggy Wallace Family
Wallace, George C. (George Corley) 1919-1998
Children of governors Alabama Biography
Children of politicians Alabama Biography
Women Alabama Biography
African Americans Segregation Alabama History 20th century
Racism United States History 20th century
Alabama Biography
Wallace, George C. (George Corley) 1919-1998
African Americans Segregation
Children of governors
Children of politicians
United States
Children of governors Biography
Women Biography
African Americans Segregation
Racism United States
Alabama Biography
Genre: Autobiographies.

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