Photo essayists Maude Schuyler Clay, Jane Rule Burdine and Birney Imes. Also: Eric Etheridge on his book "Breach of Peace," which contrasts 1961 mug shots of Mississippi Freedom Riders with their current pictures; Turry Fluker and Phoenix Savage on "African Americans of Jackson."
World War II is discussed with military historian Ronald J. Drez, WWII veteran Cleveland Harrison (“Unsung Valor”) and Anthony Weller (“First Into Nagasaki”), whose father, George, was the first Western reporter to enter Nagasaki following the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Mississippi-born writer Willie Morris (1934-99), author of the acclaimed “North Toward Home,” is remembered by friend and author Larry L. King; Pulitzer-winning reporter Rick Bragg; and Oxford, Miss., mayor Richard Howorth.
The role of journalists during the Civil Rights era is discussed with Karl Fleming, a Newsweek reporter who covered the south in the early 1960s; the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger's Jerry Mitchell, known for his reporting on three infamous murders; and author Diane McWhorter, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “Carry Me Home,” about the Birmingham church bombing.