Former editor of The Enterprise Journal, Charles Dunagin describes the significance of the Statement of Principles designed as a response to continuous bad racial publicity. Dunagin speaks of the fear of McComb residents, both white and black, the efforts of the governor and FBI to fix race relations in Pike County and the more than 600 signatures on the published statement. 01/17/05.
Charles discusses the newspaper’s role during Freedom Summer. Dunagin describes how the moderate political stance of the editor at the time lead the Enterprise Journal to report fairly on issues from both sides of the civil rights movement, uncommon for newspapers at the time. 01/17/05.