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Jeff Howell’s book, “Hazel Brannon Smith: Female Crusading Scalawag,” tells the little-known Mississippi editor’s story of moving from racism to heroism. Photo courtesy Cam Bonelli

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Hazel Brannon Smith, Crusading Journalist and 'Scalawag'

Durant native and author Jeff Howell recalls his 13-year-old self discovering African American basketball player Walt Frazier in his library's red, white and blue 1976 edition of the "World Book."


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