McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969

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Ralph McGill, as editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution, was a leading voince for racial and ethnic tolerance in the South from the 1940s through the 1960s. As an influential daily columnist, he broke the code of silence on the subject of segregation, chastising a generation of demagogues, timid journalists, and ministers who feared change. When the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated schools in 1954 and southern demagogues led defiance of the court, segregationists vilified McGill as a traitor to his region for urging white southerners to accept the end of segregation. In 1959, at the age of sixty-one, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. New Georgia Encyclopedia - Ralph McGill (1898-1969) http://georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 23, 2009)

From the description of Ralph McGill - The South and the southerner, 1960-1963? (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 459794341

Ralph Waldo Emerson McGill, journalist, editor, and publisher, was born 5 February 1898, in Igou's Ferry, Tennessee, and died 3 February 1969, in Atlanta, Georgia. McGill was a sports editor for the Nashville BANNER (1923-1937); executive editor (1938-1941), editor-in-chief (1941-1960), and publisher (1960-1969) for the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION; he also wrote for the NEW YORK TIMES magazine, ATLANTIC MONTHLY, REPORTER, READER'S DIGEST, and SATURDAY EVENING POST. His awards included a Rosenwald Foundation traveling scholarship (1937), a Pulitzer Prize (1958) for two human rights-related stories, and seventeen honorary doctorates including one from Harvard University. He was married twice, to Mary Elizabeth Leonard (1929) and to Mary Lynn Morgan (1967).

From the description of Ralph McGill papers, 1853-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122385863

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referencedIn Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970. Dorothy Rogers Tilly papers, 1868-1970. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Wilkins, Josephine Mathewson, 1893-1977. Josephine Mathewson Wilkins papers, 1920-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Baldowski, Clifford H., 1917-1999,. Clifford H. Baldowski oral history interview, 1979 Jan. 11. Georgia State University
referencedIn Williams, Osgood, 1913-. Osgood Williams oral history interview, 1988 Apr. 18. Georgia State University
referencedIn Gosnell, Cullen Bryant. Cullen Bryant Gosnell papers, 1919-1964. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Pendergrast, Nan, 1920-. Nan Pendergrast papers, 1935-1993. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Patten, L. L. (Lawson Leo), b. 1896,. L.L. Patten oral history interview, 1971 Aug. 11. Georgia State University
referencedIn Shipp, Bill,. Bill Shipp oral history interview, 1987 Apr. 22. Georgia State University
referencedIn Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-. Herman E. Talmadge oral history interviews, 1986 June 26 and July 17. Georgia State University
referencedIn Griffin, John A. John Griffin papers, 1964-2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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referencedIn Emory University. Office of Community Educational Services. Office of Community Educational Services records, 1948-1966 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Troutman, Henry B. (Henry Battey), 1886-1978. Papers, 1821-1974. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Bryan, Malcolm Honore. Malcolm Honore Bryan papers, 1919-1974. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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creatorOf Graham family. Papers of the Graham and related Sanders and Tate families [manuscript], 1844-1990 (bulk 1920-1990). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Southern Conference for Human Welfare. Clark Foreman files, 1934-1967. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Moody, Minnie Hite, 1900-1993. Minnie Hite Moody papers, 1914-1970. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Rich, Richard H., 1901-1975. Papers, 1902-1981. Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Margaret Mitchell collection, 1936-1990. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Botnick, A. I. and East, P. D. Papers. 1958-1967 and n.d. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Wilson, Bill (William Bryan), 1914-1993. Bill Wilson photographs : People, 1938-1984, undated Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
creatorOf McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969. Ralph McGill papers, 1853-1971. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Sibley, Celestine,. Celestine Sibley oral history interview, 1987 Mar. 5. Georgia State University
referencedIn Allen Family. Allen family photographs : Family members and friends, 1840-1985, undated. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
creatorOf Bizinsky, Hyman Robert, 1915-1982. Hyman Robert Bizinsky papers, 1946-1990. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers (Atlanta, Ga.). Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers photographic collection. Portraits, 1925-1974 (bulk 1939-1971). Georgia State University
referencedIn Moore, Ray,. Ray Moore oral history interview, 1987 May 8. Georgia State University
creatorOf Coover, Edwin R., 1942-. Correspondence of Edwin R. Coover, 1965 June 28-August 31. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn United Negro College Fund. Officers and directors: writings and speeches, 1933-1981, 1950-1977 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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referencedIn Stoney, George C.,. George C. Stoney oral history interview, 1977 June 21. Georgia State University
referencedIn Jacobs, Joseph, 1908-. Joseph Jacobs oral history interview, 1991 July 12. Georgia State University
referencedIn Nixon, Raymond B., 1903-1997. Raymond B. Nixon Photographs, 1943. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1989. Glenn W. Rainey papers, 1917-1974. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Maloof, Manuel,. Manuel Maloof oral history interviews, 1994 June 13 and 15. Georgia State University
referencedIn Rothschild, Jacob M., 1911-1973. Papers, 1933-1985 (bulk 1947-1973). Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Logue, Cal M. (Cal McLeod), 1935-. Ralph McGill collection, 1957-1983. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Warren, Lella. Lella Warren Papers, 1915-1982. Auburn University at Montgomery, Auburn Montgomery
referencedIn Mary McGrory Papers, 1928-2004, (bulk 1956-2002) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Warren, Lella. Lella Warren Papers, 1915-1982. Auburn University at Montgomery, Auburn Montgomery
referencedIn Rainey, Dorothy Quattlebaum,. Dorothy Rainey oral history interview, 1977 Nov. 8. Georgia State University
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, M and N, of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], 1918-1954. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pendergrast, Nan,. Nan Pendergrast oral history interview, 1992 June 24. Georgia State University
creatorOf Rice, J. Sherrard, 1917-2005. J. Sherrard Rice papers, 1928-1988. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1988,. Glen Rainey oral history interview, 1977 Nov. 8. Georgia State University
referencedIn Tarver, Jack (Jackson Williams), 1917-1999. Jack Tarver research collection, 1955-1969. Georgia State University
referencedIn Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981. Jonathan Daniels papers, 1865-1982 (bulk 1935-1980). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Wilkins, Josephine Mathewson, 1893-1977. Papers, 1920-1977 (bulk 1930-1964). Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Rich, Richard H., 1901-1975. Richard H. Rich papers, 1902-1981. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Speeches, correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings., 1927-1963 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
referencedIn Sibley, Celestine,. Celestine Sibley oral history interview, 1987 Mar. 4. Georgia State University
creatorOf Kane, Harnett Thomas, 1910-. Correspondence, 1947-1952. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Nelson, Jack,. Jack Nelson oral history interview, 1993 Oct. 30. Georgia State University
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Tackett, Grace Lundy. Grace Lundy Tackett's correspondence and drafts related to the book, The best of Ralph McGill, 1980. Southern Methodist University DeGolyer Library
referencedIn Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897-. Elbert P. Tuttle oral history interview, 1992 Sept. 21. Georgia State University
referencedIn Hartsfield, William Berry. William Berry Hartsfield papers, circa 1860-1983 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn McGrory, Mary, 1918-2004. Mary McGrory papers, 1928-2004 (bulk 1956-2002). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rothschild, Jacob M., 1911-1973. Jacob M. Rothschild papers, 1933-1985 (bulk 1947-1973). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Woodward, Emily, 1885-1970. Emily Woodward papers, 1918-1968. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Martin, Harold H. Harold H. Martin papers, 1837-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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associatedWith Bryan, Malcolm Honore. person
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associatedWith Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1988, person
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associatedWith Rich, Richard H., 1901-1975. person
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associatedWith Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913- person
associatedWith Tarver, Jack (Jackson Williams), 1917-1999. person
associatedWith Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970. person
associatedWith Troutman, Henry B. (Henry Battey), 1886-1978. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897- person
associatedWith United Negro College Fund. corporateBody
correspondedWith Warren, Lella. person
associatedWith Wilkins, Josephine Mathewson, 1893-1977. person
associatedWith Williams, Osgood, 1913- person
associatedWith Wilson, Bill (William Bryan), 1914-1993 family
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
United States
Georgia
Georgia
Subject
Civil rights
Sports journalism
Education
Authors, American
School integration
Jews--Persecutions
Race relations and the press
Journalism--Awards
Civil rights--Religious aspects
African Americans--Civil rights
Proofs (Printing)
Occupation
Editors
Journalists
Publisher
Activity

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Birth 1898-02-05

Death 1969-02-03

Americans

English

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