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Lester Maddox

Speaker: Lester Maddox
Date: May 13, 1969
Description
Governor of Georgia (1967-1971) who was known for his vehement stand against racial integration. In 1964, he achieved national notoriety when he drove African-Americans from his restaurant in defiance of federal civil rights legislation and then closed the restaurant instead of desegregating it.

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