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Tom Turnipseed, Wallace Staff on
Wallace's Legacy

Tom Turnipseed Q:What was his legacy?

A: I think that it remains to be seen; there's still things he could do. He's still alive and he's still kicking and he can still make some more history. But right now, the legacy would have to be that, that he brought out some issues that continue to divide us. And that is, the biggest social crisis, the biggest division in this country is race and trying to somehow or another reach racial reconciliation and try to understand and empathize, particularly white folks, European Americans, with the history of African American people in this country, all the way from the Middle Passage, when they were brought over here as slaves, to 1998.

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