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30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South

↠ 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South ✓ Bill Steigerwald - 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South, Days a Black Man The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South The dangerous trailblazing work of a white journalist and black leader who struck a shocking early blow against legal segregation In most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and un

  • Title: 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South
  • Author: Bill Steigerwald
  • ISBN: 9781493026180
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover

↠ 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South ✓ Bill Steigerwald, 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South, Bill Steigerwald, Days a Black Man The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South The dangerous trailblazing work of a white journalist and black leader who struck a shocking early blow against legal segregation In most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for million African Americans living in the Jim Crow South Then Ray Sprigle a famous white journalist ↠ 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South ✓ Bill Steigerwald - 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South, Days a Black Man The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South The dangerous trailblazing work of a white journalist and black leader who struck a shocking early blow against legal segregation In most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and un

  • ↠ 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South ✓ Bill Steigerwald
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30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South

About "Bill Steigerwald"

  1. Bill Steigerwald

    Bill Steigerwald has written two books since retiring from his newspaper career, his journalism civil rights history book 30 Days a Black Man 2017 , and Dogging Steinbeck 2013 , his expose of the fictions and lies John Steinbeck and his publisher put into Travels With Charley He is a veteran journalist from Pittsburgh who worked as an editor and writer reporter columnist for the Los Angeles Times in the 1980s, the Post Gazette in the 1990s and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review in the 2000s His interviews and libertarian op ed columns were nationally syndicated for about five years at CagleCartoons, and he worked briefly for CBS TV in Hollywood in the late 1970s Steigerwald s freelance articles, interviews and commentaries have appeared in many of the major newspapers in the USA and in magazines like Reason, Penthouse and Family Circle He retired from the daily newspaper business in March 2009 He and his wife Trudi live south of Pittsburgh in the woods.

240 Comments

  1. This a fascinating book that was extremely well researched and written I m sorry to say that I was unfamiliar with Ray Sprigle prior to reading it Prior to starting the book, I thought it would be about the experiences of John Howard Griffin in Black Like Me I was stunned to read that a journalist had actually gone undercover in the Jim Crow south many years earlier.The author introduces us to the time period by giving us a brief history of key figures of the time as well as the racial inequiti [...]


  2. I am so glad to have come across this book at the library I d not heard of Ray Sprigle rhymes with Wiggle before, and this telling of his story and the stories of the people around him in this particular experience was extremely intriguing Also intriguing and somewhat disheartening was the cultural insight into the perspectives of those who both supported and disagreed with Sprigle s project because the sentiments on both sides of the fence don t seem to have changed much since then.In this book [...]


  3. 3.5 stars.Unarguably interesting and informative, it wasn t what I expected I thought there would be direct resources from Ray Sprigle, rather than Bill Steigerwald s research on this event.The book could get repetitive and the end was slow in coming, but this is also one of the most balanced reads about the pre civil rights era South I ve ever read.


  4. This excellent book tells a story that desperately needs to be told I thought I had some knowledge of segregation and racism, but I knew such a small fraction of what was going on Absolutely horrible Should be required reading for high school students and adults all across this great land My student will be reading this when he is the right age.


  5. Even if you think you know a lot about the civil rights movement in the U.S you may be amazed by this book.


  6. This is a book that all people should read What a brave undertaking that these men did To travel in the Jim Crow South, white, well respected reporter to bring to the masses how Black people lived This book made me look up a few characters that were part of this magnificent book To the author, I salute you Thank you for this wonderful history Wonderful read To the author, publisher and Netgalley, thank you for the ARC of this great book in return for my honest review.


  7. I had no idea a journalist did a real life Black Like Me experiment years before the book was printed Very informative


  8. In 1948 a reporter went to Florida, worked on his tan for three weeks, and then traveled around the South for a month to see what it was like to be a black man This book describes that experience This is quite a story and I learned a lot reading the book I wonder what it would be like to try this in today s America


  9. i was born in 1954 but grew up in a mid size southern california town and had no idea of the atrocities that went on in the south some of this book was a bit dryo much like history classbut mostly very interesting how sad that black people were treated so unfairly God made us all equal and we should remember that it doesn t matter what color your skin is we are all the same.


  10. The title is nice and catchy A perfect title to elicit attention Only there was an article there And this is simply a list of trivia from various sources Sadly, not really about the referenced man whose name is not even featured in the title There are much better books about the subject and about lived experiences and not from an armchair sleuth.



  11. This should be required reading for all Americans What a heartbreaking tale of how we have treated our fellow Americans I am sure this book did not even scratch the surface of the ugliness too.



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