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Peggy Wallace Kennedy: Standing Up

Governor Robert Bentley, Bernice King and Peggy Wallace Kennedy hold hands during a prayer at the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in March 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.


Peggy Wallace Kennedy is the daughter of George Wallace, "the... Alabama governor and archvillain of the civil rights movement who stood in schoolhouse doors to block black students from enrolling and once declared, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." See John Blake's excellent article and interview with Mrs. Kennedy on CNN as well as her upcoming book, "The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation." The following is a quote from that interview. From her lips to God's ears....


John Blake: A lot of the same racial tensions you grew up with are spreading across the country today. Are you worried about the future?


Peggy Wallace Johnson: I'm very optimistic about the future. I think Americans are going to stand up and not stand by anymore. They're going to stand shoulder to shoulder like they did in the civil rights movement and when they stand shoulder to shoulder they're going to face the challenges that lie ahead. America is about all of us, not just some of us.

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Kae
Kae
Dec 14, 2019

I feel that we are in a time in history where we must stand up or we will be beaten down. It is that important. LOVE & UNITY will rule this time😊🙏💜

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Laurie
Dec 14, 2019

As one who lives in the South, I have observed the bigotry, ignorance, blind allegiance, poverty and a substandard public education system all contribute to events such as Trump autographing bibles. It is disgusting, it is egregious, it is inexcusable. Why I chose to incarnate during this time in history will probably remain a mystery to me. I am a seeker of answers I have yet to realize at the end of the day, yet a beneficiary of poor , less than mediocre medical institutions, medical insurance , and struggle daily with the realization of only being able to afford one meal a day. I would LOVE if any of those departed could weigh in on this matter. I…

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