Introduction: A Moment in Time, 1968: A special series on the 40th anniversary of a year of upheaval, in a world seemingly out of control.

Content: In 1968, Republican electoral hopes seemed about to be realized in the triumph of Richard Nixon, but the contest almost did not work out that way in large part because of the campaign of George Corley Wallace, Jr. Elected Governor of Alabama in 1962 on the promise of “segregation now—segregation tomorrow—segregation forever,” Wallace entered the 1968 campaign as the candidate of the American Independent Party. He hoped to force the election into the House of Representatives and become a power broker, seeking a reversal of civil rights enforcement.