George Wallace shot (37 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


Governor George Wallace of Alabama, well known as an exponent of white racism, was shot and seriously wounded while campaigning for the presidency. The culprit, Arthur Bremer, was convicted on 4 August and sentenced to 63 years in prison.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "George Wallace shot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]