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In a Madhouse's Din: Civil Rights Coverage by Mississippi's Daily Press, 1948-1968 by Susan M. Weill Details

Mississippi is a unique case study as a result of its longstanding challenge to federal civil rights legislation and the fact that nearly half of its population were black and…

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Mississippi is a unique case study as a result of its longstanding challenge to federal civil rights legislation and the fact that nearly half of its population were black and have fallen into second-class citizenship. According to the vast majority of the daily newspaper articles in Mississippi that were examined between 1948 and 1968, the idea that blacks and whites were equal as people's races was unacceptable and inconceivable.

While the daily press certainly did not support the abolition of apartheid, contrary to what many media critics have said about the southern press that encourages violence to suppress civil rights activity, Mississippi daily newspapers have not encouraged or turned a blind eye to violence during the time periods under evaluation . We cover these important events in a historical context, shedding light on the opinion of the media in the state most resistant to the principles of civil rights movement.

This is the first comprehensive test to cover civil rights and the vast rhetoric of white supremacy in the daily press in Mississippi during five major events: the 1948 Dixirat protest from the national democratic platform. The Supreme Court's decision in the Brown case against the Education Board abolished dismissal in public schools in 1954; the Court ordered the abolition of apartheid for the first in 1962; the Summer of Freedom in 1964; and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr in 1968.

Of the nearly 5,000 Daily newspapers in Mississippi, more than 1,000 editorial articles and 7,000 news articles have been documented in this volume.



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