The Race Beat

The Race Beat

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An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American pressa€”and the journalists responsible for thema€”profoundly changed the nationa€™s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and a€˜60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmena€”black and whitea€”revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its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 nationa€™s history, as told by those who covered it. From the Trade Paperback edition.... in their most casual. shorthand conversations. would frequently refer to him not as a€œAlexaquot; or aquot;Wilsona€œ but as a€œL. Alex Wilson. ... He had gotten his bachelora#39;s degree at Florida Aaamp;M. studied in the journalism program at Lincoln University in anbsp;...

Title:The Race Beat
Author: Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff
Publisher:Vintage - 2008-06-17

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