George Wallace, Jr. to speak at Troy Dothan

Published 3:25 pm Friday, April 6, 2012


DOTHAN — Troy University will host George C. Wallace, Jr. for a series of lectures April 19-20 in Dothan and Troy to discuss his new memoir of his father, Gov. George Wallace.

Wallace will speak twice at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, April 19. He will deliver the annual Woodham Lecture at 12:45 p.m. in the Harrison Room inside Malone Hall as part of the campus’ Heritage Week celebration. Following that, the Dothan Campus will host “An Evening with George Wallace, Jr.” at 6:30 p.m. inside the Sony Hall auditorium in the Library/Technology Building.

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On Friday, April 20, Wallace will present a lecture at the Troy Campus at 1 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

All of the events are free and open to the public. The lectures are presented by the TROY College of Arts and Sciences with support from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

The son of two Alabama governors, George and Lurleen Wallace, George Wallace, Jr. has written two books about the Wallace family. His newest book, “Governor George Wallace: The Man You Never Knew by the Man Who Knew Him Best,” is a firsthand account of Gov. Wallace’s career, personal struggles and ultimate repentance from the positions he took on issues of race.