Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 46
INTERVIEWER:

WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT QUESTION, GOVERNOR, I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU, ITS BEEN TWENTY, THIRTY YEARS SINCE ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TODAY HAPPENED. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE LEGACY OF THAT TIME? WHAT'S, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS, HAS BEEN LEFT NOW FOR ALL OF US TO DEAL WITH AS A RESULT OF THOSE TURBULENT TIMES?

Gov. George C. Wallace:

Well, I think the, fact that they portrayed the southern people as abolitionists portrayed all southern people as abolitionists portrayed all southern people instead of just the planters that they were against the holding the slaves, the abolitionists incited hatred in the north. All southern people, or all majority never owned any slave. Slavery's bad is going out, it ought to gone out, but yes they were always mislead people about the south and yet southerners have held their own in the congress for years and years in intelligence and you can't deny that, but I think they're coming around to realize now that we're a section of the country that is an intelligent and as fine as they are themselves.