Bill Steigerwald on Life Undercover as a Black Man in the Jim Crow South
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew is joined by Bill Steigerwald, author of 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South, to tell the story of Ray Sprigle, a white journalist who went undercover and lived as a Black man in the Jim Crow South.
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Bill Steigerwald’s 36-year career as a journalist included stints with the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. At the Trib he was an associate editor, feature writer, book page editor/writer, editorial writer, weekly op-ed columnist and weekly interviewer of important newsmakers. His work has appeared in dozens of major American papers and in magazines as disparate as Reason, Family Circle, Men’s Journal, and Penthouse. He lives just outside of Pittsburgh.