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Ralph McGill : A Biography

By author: Barbara Barksdale Clowse
Product Code: H461
ISBN: 9780865546127
Product Format: Hardback
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Ralph McGill's life and work (1898-1969) show how an individual becomes committed to the cause of civil rights and justice. In Vienna, 1938, while still a sports writer, McGill felt a "calling" to fight intolerance, hatred, and racial prejudice. He assumed his eventual role of "conscience of the South" in stages. He became an editor of The Atlanta Constitution but for years struggled to master political and economic commentary. The death of two daughters, his wife's illnesses, and management of problems at the newspaper further hindered his efforts.
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