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As the Editor of The Crimson-White, the student newspaper at the University of Alabama, GOULD BEECH was inspired by FDR and The New Deal.

He was joined by his wife and colleague, MARY FOSTER, and together the Beeches joined in a lifelong battle against barriers of class and race that was always out of step with most of their fellow Alabamians.

They published a folksy populist newspaper for farmers, managed Gov. Jim Folsom’s first campaign, and exiled to Texas, worked for the election of African American Rep. Barbara Jordan.

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Narrated by Bill Foster

AGAINST THE MAINSTREAM was produced for The University of Alabama Center for Public Television.