By Bill Steigerwald,Juan Williams
Escorted throughout the South’s parallel black society by way of John Wesley Dobbs, a ancient 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 wealthy black farmers and doctors.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter’s sequence was once syndicated coast to coast in white newspapers and carried into the South simply via the Pittsburgh Courier, the country’s prime black paper. His vibrant descriptions and undisguised outrage at "the iniquitous Jim Crow approach" surprised the North, enraged the South, and ignited the 1st nationwide debate within the media approximately finishing America’s process of apartheid.
Six years ahead of Brown v. Board of Education, seven years earlier than the homicide of Emmett until, and 13 years ahead of John Howard Griffin’s comparable scan grew to become the bestseller Black Like Me, Sprigle’s intrepid journalism blasted into the yank attention the bleak truth 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