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This Day in Georgia History

May 06, 1968

Maddox Attacked Members of His Own Party

Gov. Lester Maddox released a strongly worded statement accusing unnamed members of the Georgia Democratic party of trying to gain publicity by attacking him. In his release, Maddox charged: “[A] few so-called Democrats are determined to wreck the party and its structure - and if necessary, wreck Georgia in their sinister attempt to get Lester Maddox.”