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By Jan Whitt

Burning Crosses and Activist Journalism: Hazel Brannon Smith and the Mississippi Civil Rights flow celebrates the contributions of the 1st girl to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing (1964). proprietor and writer of 4 weekly newspapers in Mississippi, Smith all started her journalism occupation as a states rights Dixiecrat and segregationist, yet grew to become an icon for innovative suggestion on racial and ethnic concerns. even though befriended by means of editors corresponding to Hodding Carter Jr. and Ira B. Harkey Jr., Smith was once a goal of the White electorate' Council and was once boycotted by way of advertisers. throughout the civil rights stream, a pass was once burned in her backyard and one in all her newspaper workplaces used to be firebombed. earlier than her dying in 1994, she persevered foreclosures, reminiscence loss, and public humiliation, yet she by no means misplaced religion in journalism or within the energy of expert debate.

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