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

Author/Creator:
Steigerwald, Bill author.
Publication:
Guilford, Connecticut : LP, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xII 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Other Title:
Thirty days a black man
Subjects:
African Americans -- Segregation -- History.
African Americans -- Segregation.
Race relations.
Sprigle, Ray, 1886-1957.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
United States.
Childrens subjects:
African Americans -- Segregation -- History.
Local subjects:
United States -- Race relations -- History. (search)
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
History.
Summary:
Retells the story of a white journalist from Pittsburgh who lived for thirty days as a black man in the Jim Crow South alongside Atlanta's black civil rights pioneer Wesley Dobbs, an experiment that exposed the shameful system of segregation.
Contents:
Foreword / Juan Williams
Jim Crow, U.S.A.
Ray Sprigle, star reporter
Pittsburgh in white and black
"Mr. NAACP"
Learning to become a negro
Teaming up with Mr. Dobbs
The poor, poor South
Atlanta in black and white
On the road to Americus
An oasis in the desert of injustice
Sneaking through the delta
America's "last outpost of feudalism"
The long reach of "white malice"
Nominating "President Dewey"
Waking up the white North
A civil war over civil rights
Telling Sprigle's story to black America
Sticking up for Old Jim Crow
Truman's November surprise
The great radio debate
A mission forgotten by history.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-301) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Steigerwald, Bill. 30 days a black man.
ISBN:
9781493026180
1493026186
9781493026197
1493038826
9781493038824
OCLC:
953223370
Publisher Number:
99981178320