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Covering for the BossesLabor and the Southern Press$
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Joseph B. Atkins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110805

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001

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Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press

Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press

(p.86) Chapter 5 Labor, Race, and the Mississippi Press
Covering for the Bosses

Joseph B. Atkins

University Press of Mississippi

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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