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Newspaper WarsCivil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965$
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Sid Bedingfield

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041228

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041228.001.0001

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The Paper Curtain and the New GOP

The Paper Curtain and the New GOP

(p.170) 7 The Paper Curtain and the New GOP
Newspaper Wars

Sid Bedingfield

University of Illinois Press

This chapter chronicles the effort by white editors in South Carolina to battle northern public opinion supporting civil rights reform in the South. As the black community’s interpretations of public events received greater attention in the mainstream white press, Charleston editor Thomas R. Waring Jr. led the campaign to break through the so-called “paper curtain” that he claimed northern media used to silence the voices of white southerners who supported segregation. As 1960 approached, Waring and and political reporter William D. Workman Jr., worked to build a new political home for white racial conservatives in a revamped Republican Party. In 1962, Workman left journalism to run for the US Senate as a Republican. The effort failed narrowly, yet his campaign signaled the arrival of the conservative Republicans as a new force in Deep South politics.

Keywords:   Paper curtain, southern politics, Republican Party, Barry Goldwater, William D. Workman Jr., William F. Buckley Jr., National Review, Thomas R. Waring Jr.

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