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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-301) and index.
Online version: Steigerwald, Bill. 30 days a black man.