Double V in North Carolina: The Carolina Times and the Struggle for Racial Equality during World War II
Gershenhorn, Jerry, Journalism History
Louis Austin, the editor of Durham's Carolina Times and one of the most outspoken of the southern black editors, was the leading proponent of the Double V strategy in North Carolina during World War II. He joined other black activists and newspapers in articulating a dual strategy in which blacks fought for victory abroad against the Axis powers while fighting for victory at home against the forces of white supremacy and racial oppression. He further stimulated the politics of protest in the South by calling for an end to racial oppression in education, politics, economics, and the armed forces; and his wartime use of the politics of protest helped lay the groundwork
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Publication information: Article title: Double V in North Carolina: The Carolina Times and the Struggle for Racial Equality during World War II. Contributors: Gershenhorn, Jerry - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 32. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2006. Page number: 156+. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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