The Press and Race

The Press and Race

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Historians assess the fervent opinions and historic decisions of the Magnolia State's editorial writers in the tumultuous days of the Civil Rights Movement.Sheriff Byrd immediately sued Smith for $57, 500 in libel damages, prompting the editor to comment on 22 July 1954, aquot;We dona#39;t know whether to be flattered at being sued for so much a€” or surprised that the Sheriff places the ... Smith announced in a four column headline on the Advertisera#39;s front page on 10 November 1955, aquot;Editor Wins Libel Suit, aquot; reprinted the courta#39;s opinion along with commentary.

Title:The Press and Race
Author:David R. Davies
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 2001


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