The Race Beat

The Race Beat

The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of A Nation

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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 Drawing on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews, veteran journalists Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff go behind the headlines and datelines to show how a dedicated cadre of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.
Publisher: New York :, Knopf,, 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780679403814
Branch Call Number: 070.4493058 RO
Characteristics: viii, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Klibanoff, Hank


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
May 05, 2011

This is one of the best nonfiction
books I've read! It was truly a shining moment for the mainstream press. Everyone
interested in the civil rights
movement and our national
media needs to read this
masterful book.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top