Wallace in Maryland: 1964-72
Wallace was a segregationist who in his inaugural speech in 1963 as governor of Alabama called for “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” and who famously “stood in the schoolhouse door” to block African American students from entering the University of Alabama.

He ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1964, 1972 and 1976. He ran as a third party candidate in 1968 and is the last third party candidate to win electoral votes. In his campaigns, he called for “states’ rights” and used other coded racial language.

In 1972, Wallace was the object of protesters in Maryland at Frederick, Hagerstown Capital Plaza and Wheaton Plaza prior to being shot at Laurel Shopping Center May 15, 1972 by Arthur Bremer.

At his appearance in Cambridge, Maryland during the height of desegregation protest and occupation by the National Guard, a demonstration was broken up by police and National Guard using tear gas and batons.

Wallace later moderated his racial views and expressed regret for his earlier remarks. He died in 1998.
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