W. E. B. DuBois was a spokesman for the Negro’s rights at a time when few were listening; he was highly intelligent, but toward the close of his career, he became embittered, a Communist, and finally left the United States and look refuge in Ghana. There shortly before his death, Ralph McGill sought him out for this talk.
Born in Alabama, raised in Tennessee, educated at Vanderbilt and at the University of Florida, Jesse Hill Ford is the author of one of the most searching turrets ever written ahoid the South, THE LIBERATION OF LORD BYRON JONES, the midsummer Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Ralph McGill of the Atlanta CONSTITUTION evaluates this extraordinary book.
A square-cut, powerful Georgian, RALPH MCGILL has been editor of the Atlanta CONSTITUTION since 1942 and has long been respected for his courage and integrity. In the following account he tells of his initiation into politics when, as a cub reporter, he was assigned to cover an election campaign presided over by Boss Crump.
A square-cut, powerful Georgian, RALPH MCGILLhas long been respected as one of the most forthright and liberal editors. His editorials in the Atlanta CONSTITUTION,his unsparing commitment to the improvement of race relations, his belief that his place is in the South, not in the North or Middle West, which have made him many a templing offer — these are evidence of his integrity. This account of his first job is a reminder of a reciprocal trust which the South cannot afford to destroy.
A square-cut, powerful Georgian, RALPH MCGILLhas for years been respected as one of the bravest and most balanced liberal editors in the deep South. His editorials in the Atlanta Constitution, his undeviating commitment to the betterment of race relations, have made him many friends — and enemies. The Atlantic is proud to publish this fair and accurate diagnosis of the slow, steady changes which have been taking place in the South.
RALPH MCGILL, the editor of the Atlanta Constitution, is known throughout the South for his fighting heart, for the integrity of his editorial page, and for his two-fisted editorial approach to any bothersome problem below Mason and Dixon’s line. A guard at Vanderbilt, and a good one, he tackles for us one of the most divisive subjects in American democracy: civil rights for whites and for Negroes. The right to vote, he says, is the basic civil right.