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REPORTING CIVIL RIGHTS
Part One: American Journalism 1941-1963
ISBN: 1-931082-28-6
$40.00 US / $56.00 CAN
996 pages
REPORTING CIVIL RIGHTS
Part Two: American Journalism 1963-1973
1-931082-29-4
$40.00 US / $56.00 CAN
986 pages

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.

Contents volume 2

MARCH ON WASHINGTON COMMITTEE
Call to Negro America: "To March on Washington for Jobs and Equal Participation in National Defense"
"Until victory comes": May 1941

ROI OTTLEY
Negro Morale
"Seething with resentment": November 1941

TOLLY R. BROADY
"Will Two Good White Men Vouch for You?"
Voter Registration, Alabama: November 1941

BAYARD RUSTIN
Non-Violence vs. Jim Crow
"I have a right to sit here": July 1942

L. O. SWINGLER
Thrown from Train, Attacked
"A simple request": August 1942

STERLING A. BROWN
Out of Their Mouths
"From Massachusetts to Mississippi": November 1942

THOMAS SANCTON
The Race Riots
Detroit and the Nation: July 1943

RALPH ELLISON
Eyewitness Story of Riot: False Rumors Spurred Mob
"All of Harlem was awake": August 1943

LUCILLE B. MILNER
Jim Crow in the Army
"A new Negro will return from the war": February 1944

PAULI MURRAY
A Blueprint for First Class Citizenship
"The spirit of revolt took shape": 1942-1944

LANGSTON HUGHES
Adventures in Dining
"A lawful right": June 1945

CHARLES H. LOEB
Our G.I.'s in S. Pacific Fiercely Resent "Uncle Tom" Roles
"Our Uncle Tomming Negro artists": 1945

WENDELL SMITH
It Was a Great Day in Jersey
Jackie Robinson: April 1946

TOM O'CONNOR
Lynch Law Back in Georgia—4 Murdered
Monroe, Georgia: July 1946

GEORGE MCMILLAN
Race Justice in Aiken
"Talk to me like a man": November 1946

JACK H. POLLACK
Literacy Tests: Southern Style
"It doesn't matter how you answer": May 1947

JAMES PECK
Not So Deep Are the Roots
Journey of Reconciliation: April-September 1947

LILLIAN SMITH
When I Was a Child
"A heavy burden": 1949

GEORGE S. SCHUYLER
Jim Crow in the North
"All over the country": 1949

RALPH MCGILL
Men Who Shame Our State and Flag
Bainbridge, Georgia: August 1949

TED POSTON
Florida's Legal Lynching
Lake County, Florida: September 1949

HOMER A. JACK
Cicero Nightmare
"To preserve white neighborhoods": July 1951

HODDING CARTER
Mrs. Means Married Woman
Courtesy Titles and the Southern White Press: 1951-1952

JAMES POLING
Thurgood Marshall and the 14th Amendment
"Our greatest civil liberties lawyer": 1952

CARL T. ROWAN
from Jim Crow's Last Stand
"The decisive battle": November-December 1953

ROBERT J. DONOVAN
Supreme Court, 9-0, Bans Segregation in Schools
The Court's Decision: May 1954

MARTY RICHARDSON
Charge Two with Lynch Death of 14-Year-Old
The Lynching of Emmett Till: September 1955

MURRAY KEMPTON
He Went All the Way
Moses Wright Testifies: September 1955

DAN WAKEFIELD
Justice in Sumner
"An hour and seven minutes": September 1955

DAN WAKEFIELD
Respectable Racism
The Citizens Council Movement: October 1955

JOE AZBELL
At Holt Street Baptist Church
"The Rosa Parks protest meeting": December 1955

WILLIAM BRADFORD HUIE
The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi
Emmett Till's Killers Tell Their Story: January 1956

MURRAY KEMPTON
"When the Riots Came"
The University of Alabama: February 1956

LANGSTON HUGHES
A Brickbat for Education—A Kiss for the Bedroom in Dixie
"An old, old story": March 1956

L. D. REDDICK
The Bus Boycott in Montgomery
"They have already won": March 1956

TED POSTON
from The Negroes of Montgomery
Montgomery Bus Boycott: June 1956

SAMUEL L. GANDY
Tallahassee Spirit: Tired of Being Pushed Around
Tallahassee Bus Boycott: July 1956

ROBERT PENN WARREN
Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South
"To hear the voices": 1956

MURRAY KEMPTON
"If You Got the Guts..."
School Integration in Kentucky: September 1956

GEORGE MCMILLAN
The Ordeal of Bobby Cain
Clinton, Tennessee: September, 1956

RICHARD B. STOLLEY
A Sequel to Segregation
Choctaw County, Alabama: October 1956

WILMA DYKEMAN and JAMES STOKELY
Montgomery Morning
"A new experience of democracy": December 1956

TED POSTON
Martin Luther King: Where Does He Go from Here?
"A tough job ahead": April 1957

HARRY L. GOLDEN
A Rabbi in Montgomery
"He could no longer serve": May 1957

RELMAN MORIN
Violence at Central High
Crisis in Little Rock: September 1957

JAMES L. HICKS
"We Were Kicked, Beaten"
"The mob rushed upon us": September 1957

ANTHONY LEWIS
President Sends Troops to Little Rock, Federalizes Arkansas National Guard; Tells Nation He Acted To Avoid Anarchy
Eisenhower Responds: September 1957

JAMES N. RHEA and BEN H. BAGDIKIAN
from We Went South
Louisiana Jim Crow: October 1957

TED POSTON
The 19-Day Ordeal of Minnie Jean Brown
At Central High: February 1958

MURRAY KEMPTON
The Book
A Student's Yearbook: May 1958

HARRY L. GOLDEN
How to Solve the Segregation Problem
"Golden Plans": 1956-1958

DAVID B. BITTAN
Ordeal in Levittown
"A flaming cross" : Pennsylvania, August 1957-August 1958

JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN
from Black Like Me
"The deep shame of it": November 1959

ALBERT L. ROZIER JR.
Students Hit Woolworth's for Lunch Service
Greensboro, North Carolina: February 1960

CLAUDE SITTON
Negro Sitdowns Stir Fear of Wider Unrest in South
The Sit-In Movement: February 1960

DAVID HALBERSTAM
"A Good City Gone Ugly"
The Sit-In Movement Comes to Nashville: March 1960

HARRISON E. SALISBURY
Fear and Hatred Grip Birmingham
"A community of fear": April 1960

DAN WAKEFIELD
Eye of the Storm
"The road they have set upon": May 1960

JAMES BALDWIN
They Can't Turn Back
Tallahassee, Florida: May 1960

LOUIS E. LOMAX
The Negro Revolt Against "The Negro Leaders"
"Tired of compromises": 1960

JAMES BALDWIN
Fifth Avenue, Uptown: A Letter from Harlem
"Until the North changes": 1960

HOWARD ZINN
Finishing School for Pickets
Spelman College: August 1960

JOHN STEINBECK
"Ain't Those Cheerleaders Something"
School Integration, New Orleans: December 1960

DAVID HALBERSTAM
"Good Jelly's" Last Stand
Nashville: January 1961

FRED TRAVIS
The Evicted
Fayette and Haywood Counties, Tennessee: February 1961

JULIAN MAYFIELD
Challenge to Negro Leadership: The Case of Robert Williams
"The only way to win a revolution": 1959-1961

HANNAH LEES
The Not-Buying Power of Philadelphia's Negroes
"Selective Patronage": 1960-1961

STUART H. LOORY
Reporter Tails "Freedom" Bus, Caught in Riot
Freedom Riders Attacked: May 1961

MURRAY KEMPTON
Tear Gas and Hymns
"The Greyhound mob": May 1961

BOB DUKE
2 Mob Victims Ready to Die for Integration
Hospital Interview: May 1961

CHARLAYNE HUNTER
A Walk Through a Georgia Corridor
The University of Georgia: July 1959-June 1961

FRANK HOLLOWAY
Travel Notes from a Deep South Tourist
"Starting right here": June 1961

GEORGE COLLINS
Everybody Eats But Americans
"His Highness is a mite hungry": August 1961

TOM HAYDEN
from Revolution in Mississippi
SNCC: July-October 1961

WILLIAM KENNEDY
Dixie's Race Signs "Gone With the Wind"
Jim Crow Signs: December 1961

TREZZVANT ANDERSON
Over 500 Negro Arrests in Albany
The Albany Movement: November-December 1961

BETTYE RICE HUGHES
A Negro Tourist in Dixie
"Are you riding for us?": November 1961-April 1962

JOHN HERBERS
The Reporter in the Deep South
"Keep the record straight": April 1962

CLAUDE SITTON
Sheriff Harasses Negroes at Voting Rally in Georgia
"In thy sight we are all equal": July 1962

MURRAY KEMPTON
The Hostile Witness
Albany, Georgia: August 1962

W. F. MINOR
Meredith Blocked at Ole Miss
Oxford, Mississippi: September 1962

JAMES L. HICKS
On the Mississippi Warfront: Oxford's a Town All Shook Up
"Stop him!": September 1962

RICK TUTTLE
"It Was War—and Marshals Were Losing"
Under Siege: October 1962

KENNETH L. DIXON
Courthouse Square Is Authentic Picture of Occupied Town
"In Occupied Oxford": October 1962

GEORGE B. LEONARD, T. GEORGE HARRIS, and CHRISTOPHER S. WREN
How a Secret Deal Prevented a Massacre at Ole Miss
The Oxford Crisis: September-October 1962

HOWARD ZINN
Kennedy: The Reluctant Emancipator
Inaction in Albany: December 1961-November 1962

JAMES BALDWIN
Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region in My Mind
The Fire Next Time: 1962

NORMAN PODHORETZ
My Negro Problem—and Ours
"Sick in our feelings": February 1963

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Letter from Birmingham Jail
King Responds to His Critics: April 1963

LEN HOLT
Eyewitness: The Police Terror at Birmingham
"A cacophony of freedom": May 1963

RAYMOND R. COFFEY
Waiting in the Rain at the Birmingham Jail
The Children's Crusade: May 1963

CLAUDE SITTON
Rioting Negroes Routed by Police at Birmingham
"The demonstrations will go on": May 1963

HEDRICK SMITH
9-Block Area Lies Devastated; Buildings Still Burn After Riot
"After the bombing": May 1963

MICHAEL DORMAN
from We Shall Overcome
Kennedy, King, and Birmingham: May 1963

CLIFF MACKAY
Police Dogs in Ala. Spur N.C. Unrest
"Hundreds of marching feet": May 1963

CLAUDE SITTON
Alabama Admits Negro Students; Wallace Bows to Federal Force
"In the schoolhouse door": June 1963

CLAUDE SITTON
N.A.A.C.P. Leader Slain in Jackson; Protests Mount
Medgar Evers Assassinated: June 1963

FANNIE LOU HAMER, ANNELL PONDER, & JUNE JOHNSON
from Mississippi Black Paper
The Winona Incident: June 1963

TOM DENT
Portrait of Three Heroes
Meredith, Evers, Kennard: January-June 1963

ANNE MOODY
from Coming of Age in Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi: September 1962-June 1963

REESE CLEGHORN
Epilogue in Albany: Were the Mass Marches Worthwhile?
"A long, hard struggle": July 1963

GEORGE W. COLLINS
Blazing Guns Mark Freedom Fight: Embattled Defenders Fire from Rooftops
Cambridge, Maryland: July 1963