Racism in America

Archive Report

Civil Rights Debate and Negro Militancy

Entry of Race Issue in Presidential Primaries

Capture by gov. george c. wallace of Alabama of more than one-third of the votes cast in the Wisconsin Democratic presidential preference primary on April 7, and of 30 per cent of the votes cast on the Democratic side in the similar Indiana primary on May 5, seems to give substance to the contention that Negro agitation for equal rights has begun to produce a “backlash” reaction among white northerners.1 Wallace's next encounter with voters beyond the confines of his own state will be in Maryland's presidential preference primary on May 19.

The Alabama governor, determined foe of racial desegregation, entered the primaries of the two midwestern states and of the border state of ...

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