Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 56
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME RUN BACK TO THE 1950S, AND I WONDER IF YOU COULD JUST GIVE ME A LITTLE WORD PICTURE OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THE SOUTH, IN THE 50S IN ALABAMA.

Gov. George C. Wallace:

Well, in the 50s we were, we had not become as mechanized in the farming as we are now and there were more blacks than whites living in rural counties than they are now. So there's been that change, but at that time relationships were very fine between black and white but it has changed in the sense of a, the economy, they, there are less people in rural areas than there used to be because mechanized farming has gone out and cattle growing has come in. So many of them that were farming had to go to other parts.