William Hodding Carter II was an American progressive journalist and author.
16 Facts About Hodding Carter
Hodding Carter died in Greenville, Mississippi, of a heart attack at the age of sixty-five.
Hodding Carter was born in Hammond, Louisiana, the largest community in Tangipahoa Parish, in southeastern Louisiana.
Hodding Carter's parents were farmer William Hodding Carter I and Irma, nee Dutartre.
Hodding Carter was valedictorian of the Hammond High School class of 1923.
Hodding Carter attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.
Hodding Carter won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1946 for his editorials on intolerance, as exemplified by "Go for Broke", lambasting the ill treatment of Japanese American soldiers returning from World War II.
Hodding Carter was a professor for a single semester at Tulane.
Hodding Carter wrote editorials in the Greenville Delta Democrat-Times regarding social and economic intolerance in the Deep South that won him widespread acclaim and the moniker "Spokesman of the New South".
Hodding Carter wrote a caustic article for Look magazine which detailed the menacing spread of a chapter of the White Citizens' Council.
Hodding Carter had a son Hodding Carter III, born in 1935.
Hodding Carter was strongly opposed to the Munich Conference, which ceded Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler.
Hodding Carter thereafter served in the Intelligence Division and continued his journalistic activities by editing the Middle East division of Yank and Stars and Stripes in Cairo, Egypt, and writing three books.
Hodding Carter was an unabashed supporter of the Kennedys and their quest for the American Presidency.
Hodding Carter had dinner with Bobby Kennedy and his family the night before Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.
Hodding Carter had been working for him "campaigning, making talks, and writing ghost speeches".