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John Howell, “The Publisher”

John Howell is the publisher of the “The Panolian,” the local paper of Panola County, Mississippi. He inherited the paper from his father, who 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.