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The race beat : the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation / Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff.

Roberts, Gene, (author.). Klibanoff, Hank. (Added Author).

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library 070.44 Roberts, Gene (Text) 25749573 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679403814
  • ISBN: 0679403817
  • Physical Description: viii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-489) and index.
Summary, etc.:
This is the story of how America awakened to its race problem, of how a nation that longed for unity after World War II came instead to see, hear, and learn about the shocking indignities and injustices of racial segregation in the South--and the brutality used to enforce it. It is the story of how the nation's press, after decades of ignoring the problem, came to recognize the importance of the civil rights struggle and turn it into the most significant domestic news event of the twentieth century. Drawing on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews, veteran journalists Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff go behind the headlines and datelines to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen--first black reporters, then liberal southern editors, then reporters and photographers from the national press and the broadcast media--revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings and propelled its citizens to act.--From publisher description.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize
Subject: Race relations > Press coverage > United States.
African Americans > Press coverage > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.

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