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The race beat : the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation

Author: Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff; Richard Allen
Publisher: Grand Haven : Brilliance Audio, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)183689782
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff; Richard Allen
ISBN: 142335141X 9781423351412
OCLC Number: 191800893
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 21:32:18.
Performer(s): Read by Richard Allen.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 309672 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff.

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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 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 Drawing on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews, veteran journalists Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff go behind the headlines and datelines to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen --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. We watch the black press move bravely into the front row of the confrontation, only to be attacked and kept away from the action. Following the Supreme Court's 1954 decision striking down school segregation and the South's mobilization against it, we see a growing number of white reporters venture South to cover the Emmett Till murder trial, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the integration of the University of Alabama.

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