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left: Asa Carter - right: Forrest Carter

Podcast: The Long Shadow of Forrest Carter

Asa Carter was a speechwriter for Alabama Governor George Wallace. He penned one of the most infamous speeches of the era… Wallace’s “Segregation Now, Segregation Forever” address. Forrest Carter was a Cherokee writer who grew up in Tennessee. His autobiography, The Education of Little Tree, is a beloved classic that has sold millions of copies around the world. But these two men shared a secret.

Update: We produced a new (narrated) version of this story for This American Life. Listen to it here.

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