The Press: Tell It NotinGath

When Northern newsmen covering the Negro boycott of Montgomery buses swarmed into the city room of Alabama's Montgomery Advertiser (circ. 60,144), Editor-in-Chief Grover Cleveland Hall Jr., 41, did his best to answer their questions. He also asked questions—and decided from the answers that the North's own racial sins were being covered by its press in a "conspiracy of silence." To prove his point, Hall launched a daily series on Northern discrimination. Said he: "Whatever we reveal will not solve any problem Alabama has. Our purpose is to point out to the self-righteous North that it's not doing so damn well either...

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