In the summer of 1937, Jonathan Daniels, the young, white, liberal-minded editor of the Raleigh, North Carolina, News and Observer, took a ten-state driving tour to "discover" the South. This project traces Daniels's journey through the political and cultural as well as physical landscape of his day to show how the late 1930s became the start of the United States' long civil rights era. It is a companion to historian Jennifer Ritterhouse's book Discovering the South (UNC Press, 2017). Click here to follow Daniels's journey via StoryMap

 Above: "Route of the Journey" map, in the Jonathan Daniels Papers #3466, Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.