Journalist, civil rights activist. At age six, McCray moved with his family to the all-black community of Lincolnville, near Charleston.
He attended graded school in Lon, graduated head of his class from Lincolnville Graded School, and was valedictorian of the class of at Avery Institute in Charleston. A love of writing and a sense of social responsibility drew McCray into journalism.
He first served as city editor of the Charleston Messenger from to Setting up operations in Columbia, McCray published the first edition of the Lighthouse and Informer on December 7, Unlike most black newspapers of its day, the Lighthouse and Informer gave its readers political commentary, society news, entertainment, and copper mountain sex chats. But most of all, it carried news about black people from around the United States and the world.
In October McCray reported that an alleged rape of a white woman by a black man was in fact consensual sex. A white reporter, independently of McCray, made the same accusation.
Both men were subsequently charged with criminal libel. While the white reporter was never brought oklahoma spanking chats trial, McCray was convicted and served two months on a chain gang.
While McCray served his time, his newspaper continued to publish, and he even penned a column critical of the judge who sentenced him. He chaired the Progressive Democratic delegations that challenged the seating of delegates to the Democratic National Conventions in, and McCray ended his full-time journalism career in September when he ed the staff at Talladega College, chat with sluts brownville he served in a series of posts, including director of public relations.
All the while McCray continued to write, providing columns for the Charleston Chronicle, a weekly newspaper, and View South, a monthly magazine in Orangeburg. McCray died on September 15,in Sylacauga, Alabama.
He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega. Daniel, Pete.
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