The Press: Delta Prizewinner

Hodding Carter still remembers two disturbing things from his Louisiana boyhood. He was only six when he saw a yelping gang of white boys chasing a Negro kid. Several years later, he came upon the pendant body of a lynch victim. Those violent pictures never faded from his mind. Last week, for flaying racism wherever he found it, Editor Hodding Carter, 39, of the Greenville, Miss. Delta Democrat Times, won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize ($500)* for distinguished editorial writing. Especially cited: his plea for fairness to returning Nisei soldiers.

Carters v. Kingfish....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!