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Subject: Dan Carter at BPL
Brown Bag Lunch Series Lecture
"From Racist Demagogue to Best Selling New Age Author: The Strange
Journey of Alabama's Asa Carter"
Dan T. Carter, University of South Carolina
September 22nd, Noon
Birmingham Public Library downtown
Join us to hear historian Dan Carter discuss the unusual life and career
of Asa Carter, a flamboyant and violent opponent of the Civil Rights
Movement. A talented writer, Carter penned one of the most famous
speeches of the civil rights era, George Wallace's "Segregation now!
Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" inaugural address. Later in
life Carter left Alabama, became a novelist and adopted the pseudonym
Bedford Forrest Carter. He wrote the novel 'Gone to Texas,' which was
made into the film 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' starring Clint Eastwood, and
the popular children's book 'The Education of Little Tree.'
The program is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch and drinks
will be provided.
For more information contact:
Jim Baggett, Head
Department of Archives and Manuscripts
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
205-226-3631 (voice), 205-226-3633 (fax)