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George Wallace was the governor of Alabama whose Stand At The Schoolhouse Door at the University of Alabama was witnessed by Forrest during the early 60's. This was an attempt to keep black students from getting an education. President John F. Kennedy had military force guard the school as well. Later, Governor Wallace tries to run for president, but fails when he gets shot, and gets paralyzed. But he doesn't die.
 
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'''George Corley Wallace, Jr.''' was the Governor of Alabama for two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms: from 1963-1967, 1971-1979, and 1983-1987. In the ''Forrest Gump'' [[film]], he is seen during his famous [[Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]] on June 11, 1963 at the [[University of Alabama]], attempting to block black students from entering the school. Wallace also had an unsuccessful run for the presidency, and an unsuccessful attempt was made to assassinate him, which left him paralyzed. Both of these events are discussed in the film.
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Latest revision as of 20:53, 21 December 2014

The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: George Wallace)

George Corley Wallace, Jr. was the Governor of Alabama for two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms: from 1963-1967, 1971-1979, and 1983-1987. In the Forrest Gump film, he is seen during his famous Stand in the Schoolhouse Door on June 11, 1963 at the University of Alabama, attempting to block black students from entering the school. Wallace also had an unsuccessful run for the presidency, and an unsuccessful attempt was made to assassinate him, which left him paralyzed. Both of these events are discussed in the film.