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<I>Jackson Advocate</I> Bombing

StoryJanuary 27, 1998
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A Black-owned weekly newspaper known for its investigations and battles with local officials was firebombed early Monday in an attack the publisher said reminded him of civil-rights era harassment.

The bombing left the news room a charred shell. Flames melted the computers and cameras. The damage was estimated at one hundred thousand dollars. Investigators are testing wicks from 2 Molotov cocktails apparently tossed through the newspaper’s front window or door.

Today, we’ll have an extended conversation with three prominent feminists about what we know so far, what it means for Clinton, and for the country as a whole. Joining us now are Katha Pollitt, columnist for Nation magazine, Linda Hirshman, professor of Philosophy and Womens Studies at Brandeis University, and Catherine MacKinnon, professor of law at the Universities of Michigan and Chicago who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment.

Guests:

  • Charles Tisdale, publisher of the Jackson Advocate.

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