American Experience

John Howell - "The Publisher"

Clip: Season 26 Episode 6 | 6m 42s Video has closed captioning.

John Howell is the publisher of the "The Panolian," the local paper of Panola County, MS. His father was the publisher during Freedom Summer in 1964. Howell reflects on the little coverage given to the events of the civil rights movement, and the publishing of names of those who registered to vote. He also talks about the evolution of the paper and his own views. Freedom Summer premieres June 24.

Aired: 06/24/14

Rating: NR

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