By Bill Steigerwald,Juan Williams

In 1948 so much white humans within the North had no notion how unjust and unequal lifestyle was once for the ten million African americans dwelling within the South. yet that all of sudden replaced after Ray Sprigle, a well-known white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black guy within the Jim Crow South.

Escorted during the South’s parallel black society via John Wesley Dobbs, a old black civil rights pioneer from Atlanta, Sprigle met with sharecroppers, neighborhood black leaders, and households of lynching sufferers. He visited ramshackle black colleges and slept on the houses of wealthy black farmers and doctors.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter’s sequence used to be syndicated coast to coast in white newspapers and carried into the South purely by way of the Pittsburgh Courier, the country’s top black paper. His vibrant descriptions and undisguised outrage at "the iniquitous Jim Crow procedure" stunned the North, enraged the South, and ignited the 1st nationwide debate within the media approximately finishing America’s method of apartheid.

Six years prior to Brown v. Board of Education, seven years ahead of the homicide of Emmett until eventually, and 13 years ahead of John Howard Griffin’s comparable test turned the bestseller Black Like Me, Sprigle’s intrepid journalism blasted into the yank recognition the awful truth of black lives within the South.

Author invoice Steigerwald elevates Sprigle’s groundbreaking exposé to its rightful position one of the seminal occasions of the early Civil Rights movement.

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