George Wallace was sworn in yesterday (Monday) to start his second term as Governor of the southern State of Alabama, USA.
GV Procession float
CV George Wallace and wife wave from float
GV Parade and balloons
SV Band and crowd outside capital building (3 shots)
GV Crowd, Wallace taking oath and kissing wife
SV Crowd with banner
LV Wallace SOF STARTS: "...and today... SOF ENDS: "...within the law."
TRANSCRIPT: WALLACE: (SEQ. 7) ....and today the school children of the south, and many parts of the nation, are mere pawns in the hands of powerful politicians who for sociological reasons seek to destroy local self-government and deny the people a choice as to how their own children should be educated. What is the answer? The answer is People Power. What is People Power? People Power is the strong voice and political action of the people, expressed within the law.
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Background: George Wallace was sworn in yesterday (Monday) to start his second term as Governor of the southern State of Alabama, USA. It is eight years now since he first took office with the battle cry "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation for ever".
At Wallace's side was his new bride of two weeks, raven-haired Mrs. Cornelia Wallace, aged 31. Wallace's first wife, Lurleen, succeeded him as State Governor in 1967, then died of cancer after 17 months in office.
The oath was administered by the 51-year-old Governor's younger brother, Judge Jack Wallace, who also swore him in for his first term back in 1963.
Since then, Wallace has twice tried to run for President, but made no reference to the possibility he might try again next year. As often in the past, Governor Wallace attacked the Federal Government for implementing desegregation in the schools: