Hodding Carter, was a Southern U.S. progressive journalist and author.
Carter was born in Hammond, Louisiana, the largest community in Tangipahoa Parish, in southeastern Louisiana. His parents were William Hodding Carter I, and the former Irma Dutartre.
Among other distinctions in his career, Carter was a Nieman Fellow. He died in Greenville, Mississippi, of a heart attack at the age of sixty-five. He is interred in the Greenville Cemetery.
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