George Wallace for the Big Job

Filed under: Propaganda and Disinformation, Spin

Submitted by Ethan Persoff:
Alabama needs “The Little Judge” – George C. Wallace for the Big Job

01-200.jpgHere is a 1960/1961 pro segregation comic book commissioned directly by George Wallace during his campaign for governor of Alabama. This booklet is credited as one of the principle reasons Wallace won the gubernatorial election, later allowing him to become one of the South’s most iconic and hostile voices against intergration and civil rights. George Wallace for the Big Job is also one of the most covered up pieces of comic book history, as most copies were destroyed or hidden away. We present it now, all sixteen pages, in full, for the official and permanent record. Here’s the first page:


For more, visit This comic is also included as Issue Nineteen of Comics With Problems

[Editor’s Note — According to Wikipedia: “In the late 1970s Wallace became a born-again Christian, and in the same era apologized to black civil rights leaders for his earlier segregationist views, calling these views wrong. He said that while once he sought power and glory, he realized he needed to seek love and forgiveness. His final term as Governor (1983–1987) saw a record number of black Alabamians appointed to government positions…

“Wallace may have risen to power on the politics of racism, but some posit that he was not simply a racist. A black lawyer recalls, ‘Judge George Wallace was the most liberal judge that I had ever practiced law in front of. He was the first judge in Alabama to call me ‘Mister’ in a courtroom.’ Later, when a supporter asked why he started using racist messages, Wallace replied, ‘You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about niggers, and they stomped the floor.'”]