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The Race Beat : The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff


Overview - 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Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen black and white revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its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.
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Overview
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Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen black and white revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its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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  • ISBN-13: 9780679735656
  • ISBN-10: 0679735658
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 518


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