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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 »

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(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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In Alabama, during the 1950s and 1960s under his real name of Asa Carter, he headed a chapter of the KKK and wrote speeches for segregationist Governor George Wallace. His best known contribution to Wallace's persona are the words "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" that were delivered by Wallace in his first gubernatorial inaugural speech of 1962. See more »

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