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Kill the Messenger: One Man's Fight Against Bigotry and Greed

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Hardcover, 178 pages
Published December 31st 1989 by Peachtree Publishers (first published May 1989)
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Emily
Oct 13, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone living in the Lakelands in South Carolina
Recommended to Emily by: Richard Whiting
Shelves: nonfiction
"For many white people in McCormick, the Civil War still rages. Yankees remain the enemy and "Dixie" will forever be the national anthem. Abraham Lincoln never was THEIR president and everybody knows that Martin Luther King, Jr., was a communist agitator. J. Edgar Hoover said so, and taht's good enough for most folks."
Lee
Nov 28, 2008 Lee rated it liked it
McCormick is my current hometown and this book is a past account of events that occurred there in the 80's. I was living in Germany during the time the book was written and not aware of the goings on in the south at that time. This is my second reading as the book is the "Read & Feed" book club selection for Oct.
Gloko48
Oct 05, 2008 Gloko48 rated it it was amazing
The Messenger is the weekly newspaper in our town of McCormick. In 1985 the author bought the paper and this is his story of his fight against bigotry and greed. CBS 60 minutes did a piece on this and the locals are still up in arms over the author's success in getting the sheriff of the county put in prison for embezzlement.
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Apr 10, 2013 Tonya rated it really liked it
Iam from Greenwood S.C not to far from McCormick and I had no Idea this was going on.Now I was only a young teen back then but it was neat to read something so close from home.My Husband's father owned a business around that time in McCormick but since has passed.I would have loved to talked to him about this, he new everyone in McCormick so iam sure he knew things also.
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