H. Brandt Ayers
From the late 19th century to the early 21st, the Ayers name has been synonymous with progressive journalism. Brandt Ayers, the current publisher of the Anniston Star, graduated from the University of Alabama and later studied at Harvard and Columbia. He served as Washington correspondent for the RaleighTimes (now the Raleigh News & Observer) and covered Robert Kennedy’s Justice Department for a news bureau serving newspapers in the South and the Southwest. He later led the Star during the civil-rights era. He was founder and president of the L. Q. C. Lamar Society, an institutional expression of the New South movement.
Books from Blair
In Love with Defeat (NewSouth Books)