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

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

Gene Roberts


An extraordinary exam of the way information tales, editorials and pictures within the American press—and the newshounds chargeable for them—profoundly replaced the nation’s puzzling over civil rights within the South in the course of the Fifties and ‘60s.

Roberts and Klibanoff draw on inner most correspondence, notes from mystery conferences, unpublished articles, and interviews to teach how a devoted cadre of newsmen—black and white—revealed to a country its so much shameful shortcomings that forced its electorate to behave. Meticulously researched and vividly rendered, The Race Beat is a rare account of 1 of the main calamitous classes in our nation’s heritage, as informed via those that lined it.

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