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The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation

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An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press—and the journalists responsible for them—profoundly changed the nation’s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ‘60s.

Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen—black and white—revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its citizens to act. Meticulously researched and vividly rendered, The Race Beat is an extraordinary account of one of the most calamitous periods in our nation’s history, as told by those who covered it.

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Analyzes how the news stories, editorials, and photographs in the American press--as well as the journalists responsible for them--helped transform the nation's attitude toward civil rights in the South during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Gene Roberts is a journalism professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a reporter with the Goldsboro News-Argus and The Virginian-Pilot, and a reporter and editor with The News & Observer and the Detroit Fre

About the Author

Gene Roberts is a journalism professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a reporter with the Goldsboro News-Argus and The Virginian-Pilot, and a reporter and editor with The News & Observer and the Detroit Free Press before joining The New York Times in 1965, where until 1972 he served as chief southern and civil rights correspondent, chief war correspondent in South Vietnam, and national editor. During his eighteen years as executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, his staff won seventeen Pulitzer Prizes. He later became the managing editor of the The New York Times.

A native of Alabama, Hank Klibanoff is the managing editor for news at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is a former metro reporter, national correspondent based in Chicago, business editor, and deputy managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for twenty years. He was also a reporter for three years at The Boston Globe and six years in Mississippi for The Daily Herald, the South Mississippi Sun (now the Sun Herald) and the Delta Democrat-Times.

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Table of Contents

An American dilemma: "an astonishing ignorance..." — "A fighting press" — Southern editors in a time of ferment — Ashmore views the South — The Brown decisions harden the South — Into Mississippi — The Till trial — Where massive and passive resistance meet — Alabama — Toward Little Rock — Little Rock showdown — New eyes on the Old South — Backfire in Virginia — From sit-ins to SNCC — Alabama versus The Times, Freedom Riders versus the South — Albany — Ole Miss — Wallace and King — Defiance at close range — The killing season — Freedom summer — Selma — Beyond.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307455949
Subtitle:
The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Roberts, Gene
Author:
Hank Klibanoff
Author:
Klibanoff, Hank
Author:
Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
Author:
Gene Roberts
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - History -
Subject:
African Americans - Press coverage -
Subject:
Audio Books-US History
Subject:
Journalism - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070904
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
544

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Analyzes how the news stories, editorials, and photographs in the American press--as well as the journalists responsible for them--helped transform the nation's attitude toward civil rights in the South during the 1950s and 1960s.
"Synopsis" by , Gene Roberts is a journalism professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a reporter with the Goldsboro News-Argus and The Virginian-Pilot, and a reporter and editor with The News & Observer and the Detroit Fre
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