Big Jim Folsom: The Two Faces of Populism

 

Date Added: 26th July 2020

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In 1946 populist governor James E. "Big Jim" Folsom overpowers the planter class who have been running Alabama since the days of slavery. Advocating equal opportunity for African Americans, he is attacked by newspapers and representatives of the privileged class. His protege George Corley Wallace turns from liberalism on race to a different form of populism, based on prejudice toward blacks.

 

Certificate: Not Rated

Year: 1997

Duration: 1h 26min

Episode Length: 1h 26min

 

Director: Robert Clem

Cast: Virginia Durr, H. Brandt Ayers

Studio: One State Films

 

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