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The Press and Race : Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement
by David R. Davies


Overview - The fervent opinions and historic decisions of editorial writers in tumultuous times

For southern newspapers and southern readers, the social upheaval in the years following Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was, as Time put it in 1956, "the region's biggest running story since slavery." The southern press struggled with the region's accommodation of the school desegregation ruling and with black America's demand for civil rights.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The fervent opinions and historic decisions of editorial writers in tumultuous times

For southern newspapers and southern readers, the social upheaval in the years following Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was, as Time put it in 1956, "the region's biggest running story since slavery." The southern press struggled with the region's accommodation of the school desegregation ruling and with black America's demand for civil rights.

The nine essays in The Press and Race illuminate the broad array of print journalists' responses to the civil rights movement in Mississippi, a state that was one of the nation's major civil rights battlegrounds. Three of the journalists covered won Pulitzer prizes for their work and one was the first woman editorial writer to earn that coveted prize.

The journalists and editors covered are Hodding Carter, Jr. (Greenville Delta Democrat-Times), J. Oliver Emmerich (McComb Enterprise-Journal), Percy Greene (Jackson Advoc


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  • ISBN-13: 9781934110522
  • ISBN-10: 1934110523
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publish Date: April 2001
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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