Forrest Carter Net Worth

Forrest Carter Net Worth is

Forrest Carter Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925 – June 7, 1979) was a Ku Klux Klan leader, segregationist speech writer, and later famed western novelist. He is notable under his own name for a famed George Wallace pro-segregation line, and for having run for governor of Alabama on a segregationist ticket. In addition, under the alias of supposedly Cherokee writer Forrest Carter, he is known for having created The Outlaw Josey Wales, a novel that led to a National Film Registry film and The Education of Little Tree, a best-selling, award-winning book which was marketed as a memoir but which turned out to be fiction.In 1976, following the publication success of his western The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales, The New York Times revealed Forrest Carter to be southerner Asa Earl Carter. His background became national news again in 1991 after his purported 1976 memoir, The Education of Little Tree, was re-issued in paperback and topped the Times paperback best-seller lists (both non-fiction and fiction). It also won the American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) award.Prior to his literary career as "Forrest", Carter was politically active for years in Alabama as an opponent of the civil rights movement: he worked as a speechwriter for segregationist Governor George Wallace of Alabama, founded the North Alabama Citizens Council (NACC) – an independent offshoot of the White Citizens' Council movement – and an independent Ku Klux Klan group, and started a pro-segregation monthly, entitled The Southerner.

Full NameNathan Bedford Forrest
Date Of BirthSeptember 4, 1925, Anniston, Alabama, United States
DiedJune 7, 1979, Abilene, Texas, United States
Place Of BirthAnniston, Alabama, USA
SpouseIndia Thelma Walker (m. ?–1979)
ChildrenFanny Ann Forrest, William Montgomery Bedford Forrest
ParentsHermione Carter, Ralph Carter
SiblingsFanny Forrest, Jesse Anderson Forrest, Aaron Forrest, Mary Forrest, William H. Forrest, Mildred Forrest, Jeffrey Edward Forrest, John N. Forrest
AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
MoviesThe Outlaw Josey Wales, The Education of Little Tree
Star SignVirgo
1Took the pen name Forrest Carter after Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate general and a member of the original Ku Klux Klan.
2In Alabama, during the 1950s and 1960s under his real name of Asa Carter, he headed a chapter of the KKK and wrote speeches for segregationist Governor George Wallace. His best known contribution to Wallace's persona are the words "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" that were delivered by Wallace in his first gubernatorial inaugural speech of 1962.


The Education of Little Tree1997novel
The Return of Josey Wales1986novel "Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales" / screenplay
The Outlaw Josey Wales1976book "Gone To Texas"

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