By Bill Steigerwald,Juan Williams
Escorted throughout the South’s parallel black society by way of John Wesley Dobbs, a old black civil rights pioneer from Atlanta, Sprigle met with sharecroppers, neighborhood black leaders, and households of lynching sufferers. He visited ramshackle black colleges and slept on the houses of filthy rich black farmers and doctors.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter’s sequence used to be syndicated coast to coast in white newspapers and carried into the South in simple terms through the Pittsburgh Courier, the country’s prime black paper. His bright descriptions and undisguised outrage at "the iniquitous Jim Crow method" stunned the North, enraged the South, and ignited the 1st nationwide debate within the media approximately finishing America’s procedure of apartheid.
Six years sooner than Brown v. Board of Education, seven years ahead of the homicide of Emmett until, and 13 years ahead of John Howard Griffin’s related scan grew to become the bestseller Black Like Me, Sprigle’s intrepid journalism blasted into the yank realization the bleak fact of black lives within the South.
Author invoice Steigerwald elevates Sprigle’s groundbreaking exposé to its rightful position one of the seminal occasions of the early Civil Rights movement.
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30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South by Bill Steigerwald,Juan Williams