Show Less
Restricted access

Editor Emory O. Jackson, the Birmingham World, and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama, 1940-1975

Series:

Kimberley Mangun

This cultural biography tells the story of Birmingham World editor Emory O. Jackson. During his 35-year career in Alabama, he waged numerous sustained civil-rights campaigns for the franchise, equal educational opportunities, and justice for the victims of police brutality and bombings. The semiweekly newspaper was central to his advocacy. Jackson wrote editorials and columns that documented injustices and urged legislative and legal action in an effort to secure civil rights for Black Alabamians. His body of work, grounded in protest and passion, was part of the long tradition of the Black Press as an instrument to agitate for social and political change. Jackson also was a frequent speaker at NAACP branches, colleges, and churches. He was known as a commanding, even fiery, speaker who stressed first-class citizenship. Issues explored in the book demonstrate an assertion of constitutional rights in post-World War II America and a remarkable resilience. Editor Emory O. Jackson, the Birmingham World, and the Fight for Civil Rights in Alabama, 1940-1975 is the first scholarly analysis of his work and as such contributes to scholarship on the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and the nation.

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Series index

Extract

AEJMC–PETER LANG SCHOLARSOURCING SERIES

Launched in 2014, Scholarsourcing is a joint book publishing venture of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and Peter Lang Publishing that has redefined how scholarly books are proposed, peer‐reviewed, and approved for contract. An initiative of 2013–2014 AEJMC President Paula Poindexter, Scholarsourcing is based on the concept of crowdsourcing, with AEJMC members proposing books which are then voted on by the association’s membership. Authors of top proposals are invited to write full book proposals that are then reviewed by the Scholarsourcing Series editorial board, with the goal of offering at least one book contract annually.

A very special thanks goes to all who have contributed to the success of Scholarsourcing. These include AEJMC Executive Director Jennifer McGill; Peter Lang Publishing, particularly editor Kathryn Harrison and founding editor Mary Savigar; Founding Series Editor Jane B. Singer; founding editorial board members Carolyn Bronstein, David Perlmutter, Paula Poindexter and Richard Waters; and the hundreds of AEJMC members who have contributed ideas and input, along with a rich supply of wonderful book proposals.

To order books, please contact our Customer Service Department at:

(800) 770-LANG (within the U.S.) (212) 647-7706 (outside the U.S.) (212) 647-7707 FAX

Or browse online by series at www.peterlang.com

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.