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

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

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The race beat : the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation
Title
The race beat
Title remainder
the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Drawing on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews, veteran journalists Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff go behind the headlines and datelines to show how a dedicated cadre of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
Summary
Analyzes how the news stories, editorials, and photographs in the American press--as well as the journalists responsible for them--helped transform the nation's attitude toward civil rights in the South during the 1950s and 1960s
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2007.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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172094
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DLC
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Roberts, Gene
Dewey number
070.4493058
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.R3
LC item number
R63 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Klibanoff, Hank
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True
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  • Race relations
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
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the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation
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The race beat : the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation, Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-489) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
617160
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679403814
Lccn
2006045251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780679403814
Label
The race beat : the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation, Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
617160
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679403814
Lccn
2006045251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780679403814

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