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Ira Harkey Dies at 88
October 8, 2006


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All Things Considered, October 12, 2006 Ira Harkey was the owner, publisher and editor of The Chronicle Star in Pascagoula, Miss., during the Civil Rights Era. He made a name for himself by taking the side of equal justice for blacks in the Jim Crow South. Harkey died Sunday at 88. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for his editorials supporting school integration. Michele Norris talks with Harkey's eldest son, Ira Harkey III, who is also a journalist.


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