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Asa Earl Carter

Political speechwriter, politician, novelist, memoirist


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From Wikipedia

Asa Earl Carter was a 1950s Ku Klux Klan leader, segregationist speech writer, and later Western novelist. He co-wrote George Wallace's well-known pro-segregation line of 1963, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever", and ran in the Democratic primary for governor of Alabama on a segregationist ticket. Years later, under the alias of supposedly-Cherokee writer Forrest Carter, he wrote The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales , a Western novel that led to a 1976 National Film Registry film, and The Education of Little Tree , a best-selling, award-winning book which was marketed as a memoir but which turned out to be fiction.

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University of Colorado

Public university system in Colorado, USA

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#20611 World Rank