Pulitzer Prize Winner Swam Against Isolationist Tide

Globetrotting journalist Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker (Yoakum native) spoke at the University of Texas on April 24, 1941 and received a cool reception to his call for U.S. entry into World War II.

The Pulitzer Prize winner was stationed in Germany for 11 years but was kicked out of the country as soon as Hitler came to power in 1933.  In 1949 Knickerbocker perished in a plane crash in India at the age of 52.

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