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Forrest Carter (I) (1925–1979)

Forrest Carter, the author of the controversial memoir (now recognized as a work of fiction) "The Education of Little Tree," was the pen-name of Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925-June 7, 1979), a rabid segregationist who was an infamous racist propagandist in the 1960s. A leader of the White Citizens Council (a group dedicated to opposing ... See full bio »


(age 53) in Abilene, Texas, USA

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 1986 The Return of Josey Wales (novel "Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales") / (screenplay)
 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales (book "Gone To Texas")

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Novel: "Gone to Texas" (filmed as The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976))

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Took the pen name Forrest Carter after Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate general and a member of the original Ku Klux Klan. See more »

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