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It’s primary election day in three states including Alabama today and in Alabama of all places, voters could make history by electing they’re first Black democratic candidate for the states chief executive.

Alabama! Wow — whoda thought that would ever happen.

Congressman Arthur Davis challenges Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks in that state’s Democratic contest. If the four-term congressman wins this primary, he would become the state’s first African-American Democratic nominee for governor. If Davis is elected in November, he would make history again, becoming Alabama’s first black governor.

Many call Representative Davis ‘the Obama of Alabama’ and the Harvard graduate is a friend of President Obama. And while he is the early front-runner for the Democratic nomination, but would face major, major challenges in the mostly white, heavily Republican state for the November general election.

Seven candidates are in the race on the republican side. But it’s the democratic contest that has captured national attention and for good reason.

Who could forgot the one time four-term Alabama Governor George Wallace’s 1964 inaugural speech, when he said: “In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”.

To stop desegregation by the enrollment of two African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood, he stood in front of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. This became known as the “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door.” After being confronted by federal marshals, Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, and the Alabama National Guard, he stood aside.

Wallace again attempted to stop four black students from enrolling in four separate elementary schools in Huntsville in September 1963. After intervention by a federal court in Birmingham, the four children were allowed to enter on September 9, becoming the first to integrate a primary or secondary school in Alabama.

Wallace disapproved vehemently of the desegregation of the state of Alabama and wanted desperately for his state to remain segregated. In the late 1970’s Wallace announced that he was a born-again Christian and apologized to black civil rights leaders for his earlier racist and segregationist views, comments and discriminatory actions.

What would Wallace say today if he where here to see an election – even the possibility of history in Alabama? If elected, Congressman Davis would be the first African-American governor of a Deep South state since Reconstruction.

Good luck Rep Davis, today, in November, and forever! You will need it!

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