Author Janice Law made an appearance at the 10th Annual Alabama Book Festival. While there, Janice was interviewed by Rebecca Burylo of Montgomery Advertiser about her new book “American Evita: Lurleen Wallace”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
This was Janice Law’s first time coming to the festival. She released one of her books Wednesday, “American Evita: Lurleen Wallace.” Many in the Montgomery area are familiar with George Wallace, a former governor of Alabama who was an outspoken segregationist during the civil rights movement.
Lurleen Wallace was his wife. She too ran for political office.
“I wanted to write a biography and I wanted to write about a woman,” Law said. “When I thought of Lurleen, she was perfect. She was a woman who ran for office, but she was also married to a difficult and colorful man. She was courageous when courage was a dangerous thing.”
Law was a religious journalist during the civil rights movement and covered church gatherings in the South and thought Lurleen’s story inspiring. She hopes others are inspired as well.
The full article can be read on the Montgomery Advertiser’s Website.