Burning Crosses And Activist Journalism

Author: Jan Whitt
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761849556
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This book celebrates the contributions of the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Owner and publisher of four weekly newspapers in Mississippi, Smith began her journalism career as a states rights Dixiecrat and segregationist, but became an icon for progressive thought on racial and ethnic issues.

America History And Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.


Author: David Mark Chalmers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742523111
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"While focused on the Klan's activities in the twentieth-century, Backfire also looks beyond the abuses of the past. Through an examination of groups like the neo-Nazis, Aryan Nations, Christian Identity, and the Patriot Movement, Chalmers explores the new face of the white supremacist Right."--Jacket.

Maverick Among The Magnolias

Author: John A. Whalen
ISBN: 9780738849416
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When Hazel Brannon, newly graduated from the journalism school of the University of Alabama, said she wanted to "brighten her corner," her friends were hardly prepared for the denouement. Who would have expected that this "proper Southern young lady," as publisher of The Lexington Advertiser and three other weekly newspapers in darkest Mississippi, was to gradually renounce her racist views once she saw at first hand how the blacks were being mistreated? She called, in editorials and in her column, Through Hazel Eyes, for integrated schools, churches, libraries, public transportation and work places. She also demanded for blacks the right to vote, hold public office, serve as jurors and even to intermarry, an act which she had once branded as "a sin." For such apostasies, the editor, now Hazel Brannon Smith, was shunned by most of her former friends, harassed by lawsuits and subjected to smear attacks by the Ku Klux Klan, the white Citizens' Councils and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission. A boycott was launched against her by the white power structure, a rival newspaper was established, one of her newspaper offices was dynamited, another torched by arsonists and a cross was burned on her lawn, Despite receiving economic aid from prominent journalists throughout the country to help keep her newspapers afloat, garnering the plaudits of important personages nationwide, winning a Pulitzer Prize and virtually every other prestigious journalistic award for her hard-hitting editorials, Mrs. Smith was always to be a prophet without honor among fellow whites in her own county. Maverick Among the Magnolias is the true, thrilling and touching story of a feisty, yet feminine, woman who not only witnessed and chronicled the civil rights struggles in her adopted Mississippi "through Hazel eyes," but, as Roy Steinfort of the First Amendment Center, Reston, Virginia, commented, "left a rich legend of courage for her journalistic survivors. Because of Smith's courage and contribution, Mississippi has changed for the better over the years. How many editors today would be willing to pay the price she did?"

Women In American Journalism

Author: Jan Whitt
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252075560
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The previously untold stories of women throughout the history of journalism

Letters From Mississippi

Author: Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez
Publisher: Zephyr Press (AZ)
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Expanded and revised edition of the 2002 Zephyr publication now including poetry from the Freedom Schools.

Witness In Philadelphia

Author: Florence Mars
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807115664
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The account of the author's life during the three and a half years following the killing of three civil-rights workers in Mississippi.