AU alumnus and author to discuss ‘Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace’

AUBURN – Jeff Frederick, Auburn alumnus and assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will discuss his new book, “Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace,” on Tuesday, March 4, at 3 p.m., in the Special Collections and Archives Department of AU’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Wallace governed for nearly 25 years at a time when change was sweeping across the South.

“One of the great ironies of Alabama political history is that the most important and powerful governor in state history, George C. Wallace, is better known for his national political reputation, agenda and campaigns than for his stewardship of his office” said Wayne Flynt, AU professor emeritus of history. “Thanks to Jeff Frederick’s meticulous research, keen analysis, and spirited writing, that is no longer so. Everyone who has tried to make sense out of Alabama politics will relish this book.”

Frederick received a doctorate in history from Auburn University and specializes in the relationship between politics and society. He has published on a variety of topics including interest groups, female support for conservative politicians, NASCAR, southern governors during the civil rights era and party politics in the South.

The lecture is sponsored by the Auburn University History Department, AU Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the AU Bookstore. A reception will follow the program, and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information on the program, contact the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center at (334) 844-4946 or go to http://media.cla.auburn.edu/cah/.

Contact: Mark Wilson, (334) 844-4948 (wilsom3@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)