A Courageous Voice for Black Freedom: Louis Austin and the Carolina Times in Depression-Era North Carolina

January 2010
North Carolina Historical Review;Jan2010, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p57
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The article discusses Louis Austin, editor-publisher of Durham, North Carolina's "Carolina Times" newspaper during the late 1930s. The "Carolina Times" was the city's black newsweekly. The author examines Austin's confrontational activism against racial segregation. The author states that Austin employed legal action and embraced electoral politics through the Democratic Party. The black freedom struggle in the south during this time period is detailed. Biographical information on Austin is provided. The article also mentions Austin's egalitarian ideology.


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