Ralph McGill

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Birthday
5, 1898
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Feb 3, 1969 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1898
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Feb 3, 1969 (70)

About

Editor of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper who was a leading public voice in the anti-segregation movement.

Before Fame

His career as a crusading journalist began after he was suspended by Vanderbilt University for an article he wrote criticizing the school.

Trivia

As the paper's editor-in-chief, and then its publisher, he used its editorial pages to urge readers to accept the equality of races and to end the separate-but-equal policy.

Family Life

He was born on a farming community near Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee just twenty miles north of Chattanooga.

Associated With

His brave editorial pieces brought him a Pulitzer prize in 1959, and both presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy enlisted his help in promoting civil rights.