The broken road : George Wallace and a daughter's journey to reconciliation
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New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
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Central - Adult Biography
B KENNEDY P

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Book
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x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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English
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9781635573657, 1635573653

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Includes index.
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"From the daughter of one of America's most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace's legacy of hate -- and illuminates her journey towards redemption. Peggy Wallace Kennedy has been widely hailed as the 'symbol of racial reconciliation' (Washington Post). In the summer of 1963, though, she was just a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse door as he tried to block two African-American students from entering the University of Alabama. This man, former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate George Wallace, was notorious for his hateful rhetoric and his political stunts. But he was also a larger-than-life father to young Peggy, who was taught to smile, sit straight, and not speak up as her father took to the political stage. At the end of his life, Wallace came to renounce his views, although he could never attempt to fully repair the damage he caused. But Peggy, after her own political awakening, dedicated her life to spreading the new Wallace message -- one of peace, penance, and compassion. In this powerful new memoir, Peggy looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase 'Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.' Timely and timeless, The Broken Road speaks to change, atonement, activism, and racial reconciliation"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, P. W., & Kennedy, H. M. (2019). The broken road: George Wallace and a daughter's journey to reconciliation . Bloomsbury Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, Peggy Wallace and H. Mark Kennedy. 2019. The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation. New York, NY, USA: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kennedy, Peggy Wallace and H. Mark Kennedy. The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation New York, NY, USA: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

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Kennedy, Peggy Wallace, and H. Mark Kennedy. The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

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