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Title
The broken road
Type
Text
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.
Genre Form
autobiographies
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Alabama
Classification
LCC: F330.3.W34 K46 2019 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 976.1/063092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2019014085
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
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.
Authorized Access Point
Kennedy, Peggy Wallace, broken road
Authorized Access Point Variant
Kennedy, H. Mark, broken road