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The Center for the Study of the American South and Memory Lane Productions are proud to present The Editor and the Dragon, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

In 1953, Horace Carter earned a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service for his reporting on the Ku Klux Klan. Carter persevered in the face of death threats, including those against his family, and used the editorial authority of North Carolina’s Tabor City Tribune to protest the Klan’s racist rhetoric and vigilantism. Carter’s bold reporting and the unwavering integrity of his editorials helped lead to the first federal intervention in the South during that era and to the arrest and conviction of nearly 100 klansmen.

The Editor and the Dragon from CSAS on Vimeo.

“The first film to sell out at the (2013) Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.” —DURHAM HERALD-SUN

“His journalistic prowess was exceeded only by his bravery.” —INDY WEEK

“This film will inspire its viewers and remind them that Horace Carter’s life is a model to which we should all aspire.” —William R. Ferris



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