Greenwood, Mississippi, 1964. Police photographer's photo of civil rights demonstration, with Christopher Wren (Look Magazine) at far right. Police sent the photograph to Wren as a warning.
Courtesy Christopher Wren.
Selected excerpts from articles that appear in Reporting Civil Rights are available in the
"Reporters and Writers" section of this web site.
Lucille B. Milner, "Jim Crow in the Army." The New Republic, March 13, 1944.
Langston Hughes, "Adventures in Dining." The Chicago Defender, June 2, 1945.
Lillian Smith, from Killers of the Dream (New York: W. W. Norton, 1949).
Murray Kempton, "He Went All the Way." September 1955. From America Comes of Middle Age: Columns 1950-1962.
Ted Poston, "They Are No Longer Afraid." The New York Post, June 19, 1956.
Robert Penn Warren, from Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South (New York: Random House, 1956).
Ben H. Bagdikian, "You Can't Legislate Human Relations." From We Went South, published by The Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin, October 22, 1957.
Harrison E. Salisbury, "Fear and Hatred Grip Birmingham." The New York Times, April 12, 1960.
Louis E. Lomax, "The Negro Revolt Against 'The Negro Leaders.'" Harper's, June 1, 1960.
John Howard Griffin, from Black Like Me (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961).
Stuart H. Loory, "Reporter Tails 'Freedom' Bus, Caught in Riot." New York Herald Tribune, May 21, 1961.
Claude Sitton, "Sheriff Harasses Negroes at Voting Rally in Georgia." The New York Times, July 27, 1962.
Anne Moody, from Coming of Age in Mississippi, September 1962.
Kenneth L. Dixon, "Courthouse Square Is Authentic Picture of Occupied Town." The Meridian (Mississippi) Star, October 2, 1962.
Tom Dent, "Portrait of Three Heroes." Freedomways, January-June 1963.
Fannie Lou Hamer, from Mississippi Black Paper, June 1963.