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As editor of the Atlanta Constitution from 1960 to 1968, Gene Patterson's image and words anchored the editorial page during the most tumultuous years of the civil rights movement in the South. With his mentor and best friend, Ralph McGill, Patterson used his platform to persuade his fellow white Southerners that on matters of race they were wrong, and that if they changed, the sky would not fall. Read the news obituary.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 13, 2013
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