Neo Slavery and Famous Journalist Douglas A. Blackmon
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Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas A. Blackmon started off small in Leland Mississippi, publishing his first story to his local newspaper at age 12. Later on in life he attended college at Hendrix University where he got his degrees in English. Throughout life his career has been mainly focused on the history of race and human rights. Blackmon has worked in a variety of places though out his career such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Wall Street Journal, and in 2011 he joined the Washington Post.
Blackmon had helped human rights movement by using his journalism and books to help bring certain issues to the public. His journalism has covered a variety of things from Barack Obama election to the BP oil spill. His journalism started when he was a child looking into the integration of children in schools. This is what sparked the interest in human rights as a child for Blackmon and has led to many, many more investigations and put a jump start to his long term career.
Most of his writing tends to deal with difference races, but most commonly used in his writing is African-Americans. His bestselling book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. (Douglas Blackmon, 2008) This writing revolves around similar topics of race and human rights, but also neo slavery that happened after the civil war. Neo slavery is slavery that happened after it was outlawed in December 6, 1865 when the 13th amendment was passed and