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Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Jerry Gershenhorn

Abstract

Louis Austin (1898–1971) came of age at the nadir of the Jim Crow era and became a transformative leader of the long black freedom struggle in North Carolina. From 1927 to 1971, he published and edited the Carolina Times, the preeminent black newspaper in the state. He used the power of the press to voice the anger of black Carolinians, and to turn that anger into action in a forty-year crusade for freedom. In this biography, Jerry Gershenhorn chronicles Austin’s career as a journalist and activist, highlighting his work during the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar civil rights m ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, Louis Austin, black press, Durham, The Carolina Times, journalism, North Carolina, black freedom struggle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469638768
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638768.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerry Gershenhorn, author
North Carolina Central University