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The Resource 30 days a black man : the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South, Bill Steigerwald

30 days a black man : the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South, Bill Steigerwald

Label
30 days a black man : the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South
Title
30 days a black man
Title remainder
the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South
Statement of responsibility
Bill Steigerwald
Title variation
Thirty days a black man
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Escorted through the Souths parallel black society by John Wesley Dobbs, a historic black civil rights pioneer from Atlanta, Sprigle met with sharecroppers, local black leaders, and families of lynching victims. He visited ramshackle black schools and slept at the homes of prosperous black farmers and doctors. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters series was syndicated coast to coast in white newspapers and carried into the South only by the Pittsburgh Courier, the country's leading black paper. His vivid descriptions and undisguised outrage at "the iniquitous Jim Crow system" shocked the North, enraged the South, and ignited the first national debate in the media about ending Americas system of apartheid. Six years before Brown v. Board of Education, seven years before the murder of Emmett Till, and thirteen years before John Howard Griffins similar experiment became the bestseller Black Like Me, Sprigles intrepid journalism blasted into the American consciousness the grim reality of black lives in the South. Author Bill Steigerwald elevates Sprigles groundbreaking exposé to its rightful place among the seminal events of the early Civil Rights movement
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steigerwald, Bill
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.S796 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sprigle, Ray
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
30 days a black man : the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South, Bill Steigerwald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781493026180
Lccn
2016056358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1831705
  • 855301
Label
30 days a black man : the forgotten story that exposed the Jim Crow South, Bill Steigerwald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781493026180
Lccn
2016056358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1831705
  • 855301

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