Former Georgia governor, racial moderate in segregationist era, dies

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders, a “New South” racial moderate who led the state toward greater integration during the early 1960s, has died at age 89, his law firm said on Monday. Sanders, who supported compliance with federal integration efforts at a time when other leaders in the U.S. South sought to maintain segregated schools and public facilities, died on Sunday from respiratory distress and other complications arising from a fall at his home two days earlier, his firm said. …

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