Lester Maddox 2003 Deaths

Lester Maddox

Age: 87

restaurant owner and former governor of Georgia who, in 1964, defiantly refused to serve three black college students at his Pickrick Restaurant, a violation of the Civil Rights Act. He sold his restaurant rather than comply with the law. He was elected governor in 1966, and maintained his segregationist agenda.

Died: Atlanta, June 25, 2003

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