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By Bill Steigerwald,Juan Williams

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

Escorted throughout 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 faculties and slept on the houses of filthy rich black farmers and doctors.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter’s sequence was once syndicated coast to coast in white newspapers and carried into the South in basic terms through the Pittsburgh Courier, the country’s prime black paper. His brilliant descriptions and undisguised outrage at "the iniquitous Jim Crow approach" surprised the North, enraged the South, and ignited the 1st nationwide debate within the media approximately finishing America’s method of apartheid.

Six years ahead of Brown v. Board of Education, seven years earlier than the homicide of Emmett until, and 13 years earlier than John Howard Griffin’s comparable test turned the bestseller Black Like Me, Sprigle’s intrepid journalism blasted into the yank cognizance 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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