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Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press

Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press

Chapter:
(p.86) Chapter 5 Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press
Source:
Covering for the Bosses
Author(s):
Joseph B. Atkins
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.003.0005

This chapter explores the struggles of Southern labor leaders against the Mississippi press. It contends that newspapers in Mississippi have taken anti-union stands, even berating union leaders for promoting racial integration. It notes that newspaper columnists were also blasting labor unions, and even advocating that unions should be kept out of the facilities of Mississippi.

Keywords:   labor unions, labor leaders, newspaper, Mississippi, Mississippi press

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