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The Resource Deep South dispatch : memoir of a civil rights journalist, John N. Herbers with Anne Farris Rosen ; foreword by Gene Roberts

Deep South dispatch : memoir of a civil rights journalist, John N. Herbers with Anne Farris Rosen ; foreword by Gene Roberts

Label
Deep South dispatch : memoir of a civil rights journalist
Title
Deep South dispatch
Title remainder
memoir of a civil rights journalist
Statement of responsibility
John N. Herbers with Anne Farris Rosen ; foreword by Gene Roberts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former New York Times correspondent John N. Herbers (1923-2017), who covered the civil rights movement for more than a decade, has produced Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist, a compelling story of national and historical significance. Born in the South during a time of entrenched racial segregation, Herbers witnessed a succession of landmark civil rights uprisings that rocked the country, the world, and his own conscience. Herbers's retrospective is a timely and critical illumination on America's current racial dilemmas and ongoing quest for justice. Herbers's reporting began in 1951, when he covered the brutal execution of Willie McGee, a black man convicted for the rape of a white housewife, and the 1955 trial for the murder of Emmett Till, a black teenager killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. With immediacy and first-hand detail, Herbers describes the assassination of John F. Kennedy; the death of four black girls in the Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing; extensive travels and interviews with Martin Luther King Jr.; Ku Klux Klan cross-burning rallies and private meetings; the Freedom Summer murders in Philadelphia, Mississippi; and marches and riots in St. Augustine, Florida, and Selma, Alabama, that led to passage of national civil rights legislation. This account is also a personal journey as Herbers witnessed the movement with the conflicted eyes of a man dedicated to his southern heritage but who also rejected the prescribed laws and mores of a prejudiced society. His story provides a complex understanding of how the southern status quo, in which the white establishment benefited at the expense of African Americans, was transformed by a national outcry for justice
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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Herbers, John
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.H47
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosen, Anne Farris
  • Roberts, Gene
Series statement
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
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  • Herbers, John
  • Journalists
  • Civil rights movements
  • Herbers, John
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Journalists
  • Southern States
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Label
Deep South dispatch : memoir of a civil rights journalist, John N. Herbers with Anne Farris Rosen ; foreword by Gene Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
An old secret revealed -- A small-town cocoon -- Spilled seed -- Lessons of war -- The mystery of Mississippi -- Death bolted swiftly through his body -- A rare work environment -- Sumner: a good place to raise a boy -- Thar he -- Living with political insanity -- Overcoming pressures -- Out of Mississippi -- Bombingham -- A brewing storm -- Dallas: dark night of the soul -- End of a long year -- Justice delayed: the first Beckwith trial -- A long, hot summer of discontent -- Bloodshed at the beach -- Purifying prelude -- A hooded society of bigots -- Paradox in the South -- I've got bitterness in my heart -- I'm innocent -- The war in men's souls -- Hope in Selma -- Pulling at the fiber -- A wild and woolly night -- Bloody Sunday -- A second attempt -- What killed James Reeb? -- A climactic end -- Still standing
Control code
1007506749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496828194
Lccn
2017049188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028125144
System control number
(OCoLC)1007506749
Label
Deep South dispatch : memoir of a civil rights journalist, John N. Herbers with Anne Farris Rosen ; foreword by Gene Roberts
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
An old secret revealed -- A small-town cocoon -- Spilled seed -- Lessons of war -- The mystery of Mississippi -- Death bolted swiftly through his body -- A rare work environment -- Sumner: a good place to raise a boy -- Thar he -- Living with political insanity -- Overcoming pressures -- Out of Mississippi -- Bombingham -- A brewing storm -- Dallas: dark night of the soul -- End of a long year -- Justice delayed: the first Beckwith trial -- A long, hot summer of discontent -- Bloodshed at the beach -- Purifying prelude -- A hooded society of bigots -- Paradox in the South -- I've got bitterness in my heart -- I'm innocent -- The war in men's souls -- Hope in Selma -- Pulling at the fiber -- A wild and woolly night -- Bloody Sunday -- A second attempt -- What killed James Reeb? -- A climactic end -- Still standing
Control code
1007506749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496828194
Lccn
2017049188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028125144
System control number
(OCoLC)1007506749

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