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(February 28, 1927-August 3, 1999) Born Walter Patterson Watters in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Educated at Emory (B.A., 1951) and University of Iowa (M.A., 1953). After college worked on staff of Atlanta Journal as reporter (1952-59), city editor (1959-61), and columnist (1961-63); served as director of information for the Southern Regional Council (1963-75). Wrote articles for Atlanta, Dissent, The Nation, New South, and New York Times Magazine, among other publications. Taught journalism at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (1991-93). His books include Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Arrival of Negroes in Southern Politics (1967, with Reese Cleghorn), The South and the Nation (1970), Down to Now: Reflections on the Southern Civil Rights Movement (1971), The Angry Middle-Aged Man (1976), and Coca-Cola: An Illustrated History (1978). Died in Abbeville, Louisiana.