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Civil Rights & the Press Symposium oral histories

Repository: Syracuse University. S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Collection Description (Extant): In the spring of 2004, the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications commemorated two civil rights landmarks: the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The two-day symposium brought together 19 of the journalists whose coverage helped illuminate the civil rights era and stirred the nation's conscience. The symposium also featured Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who led the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" March for voting rights in Selma, Ala., and a panel of scholars and journalists reflecting on today's needs for civil rights coverage.

Access Copy Note: Transcripts of oral histories and the symposium are available online.

Collection URL: http://knightpoliticalreporting.syr.edu/civilrights_essays.cfm?essaytype=oralhistory External Link

Date(s): 2004

Extent: 21 transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Earl Caldwell, Hodding Carter III, Paul Delaney, Karl Fleming, Phyl Garland, John Herbers, Ray Jenkins, Haynes Johnson, Herb Kaplow, John Lewis, Charles Moore, Jack Nelson, Moses Newson, Gene Patterson, Gene Roberts, John Seigenthaler, Claude Sitton, Walt Swanson, Richard Valeriani, Francis Ward, Ernest Withers

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights.

Subjects:

African American journalists
African American press
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Journalists
Newspapers

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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