Alabama Governor George Wallace: the symbol of white southern “Massive Resistance” to the Civil Rights movement. He knew why the Rebel flag appealed to his targeted audience.

FILE–Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace is shown in this Oct. 19, 1964 photo speaking in Glen Burnie, Md. at a rally supporting Republican presidential candidate Sen. Barry Goldwater. The LBJ Library at the University of Texas in Austin releases presidential tapes about every six months in increments of three months at a time, in chronological order. The latest release covered January to March 1965, the early months after his 1964 election. Johnson’s skills as a conciliator are on full display in early 1965 as he works a deal between civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and then Alabama Gov. George Wallace in taped telephone conversations released Friday, May 26, 2000. (AP Photo, File)

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