Who are the most famous segregationists in the US?
One of the most famous segregationists of American history is George C. Wallace, the former governor of Alabama and a strong supporter of keeping the nation racially segregated. He received widespread support throughout the state and even ran for president, being the last third-party candidate in US history to gain electoral college votes in the election. Another famous segregationist was Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who held the position of senator for over 50 years. He is most well known for his strong opposition of the Civil Rights Act and his extremely controversial and often racist views. Other famous segregationists include Jim Clark, Orval Faubus, Sam Engelhardt, and James Eastland.