"Al Neuharth was a sharp businessman with an entrepreneurial spirit, whose appetite for risk was only exceeded by his drive to succeed. He was also a great newsman. He believed in free expression and he practiced it, even to the point of giving people he wrote about in his weekly column the space to reply."
The Honorable U. S. Senator Roger Wicker was roasted last week by the Mississippi Press Association. Charlie Mitchell, Associate Professor of Journalism was master of ceremonies. Left to right: Mrs. Gayle Wicker, Associate Professor Charlie Mitchell and the Honorable Senator Roger Wicker.
From 1920 to 1960, O.N. Pruitt photographed his fellow citizens (both Black and white) in Columbus, Mississippi, surrounding northeast Mississippi and Alabama. He documented floods and fires, tornado aftermath and carnival sideshows, sublime studio portraits and riverside baptisms, executions at the Lowndes County Courthouse, and a 1935 lynching.