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

Critically analyzes how the new 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, looking at the Emmett Till case, the Montgomery bus boycott, the Birmingham bombings, and other key events and personalities.