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    THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, LESTER MADDOX, DECLARED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT HE WOULD ACTIVELY SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.

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    THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, LESTER MADDOX, DECLARED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT HE WOULD ACTIVELY SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.

    MR. MADDOX WAS ELECTED GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA IN 1966. HE IS A SELF DECLARED SEGREGATIONALIST, WHO MADE AMERICAN HEADLINES IN THE SUMMER OF 1964. ONE DAY HE STORMED OUT OF HIS FRIED CHICKEN RESTAURANT IN ATLANTA WAVING A PISTOL AT THREE NEGROES WHO TRIED TO ENTER. AS MADDOX CHASED THE NEGROES DOWN THE STREET, A WHITE ONLOOKER CLENCHED HIS FIRST AND SHOUTED "SOME DAY YOU'LL BE GOVERNOR, LESTER." MADDOX USED TO SUPPLY HIS WHITE PATRONS WITH AXE HANDLES AT TWO DOLLARS EACH TO CHASE NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS SUPPORTERS OUT OS HIS RESTAURANT. LATER HE SOLD IT RATHER THAN COMPLY WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT PROHIBITING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC PLACES.

    BELOW IS AN INTERVIEW WITH MADDOX, WHEN HE WON THE GOVERNORSHIP OF GEORGIA -- ALSO AN EXTRACT FROM THE SPEECH OF ALABAMA SEGREGATIONALIST, GEORGE WALLACE, ON THE DAY THAT HIS WIFE, LURLEEN, SUCCEEDED HIM AS GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPAM4U8LWASFUJGV1CKOILSXE
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPAM4U8LWASFUJGV1CKOILSXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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