The Clarion-Ledger

The Clarion-Ledger is Jackson’s daily morning newspaper and the most widely circulated newspaper in Mississippi. For decades, the Clarion-Ledger and the now-defunct evening paper, the Jackson Daily News, were published by a family-owned company that supported segregation and transmitted to the Sovereignty Commission reports on the civil rights movement. The Clarion-Leger was purchased by the Gannett Corporation in 1982.

Sources:

“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).