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Title The press and race : Mississippi journalists confront the movement / edited by David R. Davies
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents Mississippi's daily press in three crises / Susan M. Weill -- Percy Greene and the Jackson Advocate / Caryl A. Cooper -- Jimmy Ward and the Jackson Daily News / David R. Davies & Judy Smith -- J. Oliver Emmerich and the McComb Enterprise-Journal / David R. Davies -- George A. McLean and the Tupelo Journal / Laura Nan Fairley -- Ira B. Harkey, Jr., and the Pascagoula Chronicle / David L. Bennett -- Wilson F. (Bill) Minor and the New Orleans Times-Picayune / Lawrence N. Strout -- Hazel Brannon Smith and the Lexington Advertiser / Arthur J. Kaul -- Hodding Carter, Jr., and the Delta Democrat-Times / Ginger Rudeseal Carter
Summary 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
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
American newspapers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Journalists -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Press and politics -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Davies, David R. (David Randall), 1957-
ISBN 160473910X (electronic bk.)
9781604739107 (electronic bk.)