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Wayne Greenhaw: Fighting the Devil in Dixie

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Wayne Greenhaw: Fighting the Devil in Dixie
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Wayne Greenhaw, distinguished writer and former newspaper reporter, discusses his book, emFighting the Devil in Dixie: How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabamaem. He tells how the Klan, empowered by Governor George Wallace’s defiance of civil rights laws, grew more violent until confronted by a courageous, determined coalition of blacks and whites. Greenhaw tells the full story, from the Klan’s bombings and murders in the 1950s to Wallace’s run for a fourth term as governor in the early 1980s, when he asked for forgiveness and won re-election with the black vote.moreless
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