|Creator:||Little, Brown and Company.|
|Creator:||McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969|
|Title:||Ralph McGill - The South and the Southerner, proofs|
|Quantity:||0.06 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 312 to MS 314)|
Ralph McGill, as editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution, was a leading voince for racial and ethnic tolerance in the South from the 1940s through the 1960s. As an influential daily columnist, he broke the code of silence on the subject of segregation, chastising a generation of demagogues, timid journalists, and ministers who feared change. When the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated schools in 1954 and southern demagogues led defiance of the court, segregationists vilified McGill as a traitor to his region for urging white southerners to accept the end of segregation. In 1959, at the age of sixty-one, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. New Georgia Encyclopedia - Ralph McGill (1898-1969) http://georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 23, 2009)
The collection consists of uncorrected proofs of The South and the Southerner, published by Little, Brown, & Co., Boston, 1963.
Related materials available in the University of Georgia Libraries.
Ralph McGill - The South and the Southerner, proofs, MS 313. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.