Race

1998: Roy DeCarava Retrospective

By Race December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Summer 1998 issue of Nieman Reports.] Roy DeCarava doesn’t occupy a space, he blends with it. But to say that his approach to photography is stealth-like is to attribute to him a potential for … Read more

1962: The Reporter in the Deep South

By Race December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the April 1962 issue of Nieman Reports.] In “Absolom, Absolom!,” one of William Faulkner’s great Gothic novels of Yoknapatawpha county, Quinten Compson goes to Harvard and is questioned endlessly by his Canadian roommate and others: … Read more

1948: The Southern Revolt

By Race December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the April 1948 issue of Nieman Reports.] As a personal preface to these comments, I would like to point out that they have been delayed because of my absence from Greenville on a speaking trip … Read more

Winter 1999 – Spring 2000: Race Introduction

By Race December 15, 1999

From early in the magazine’s history, America’s dilemma—race relations and, in this case, how journalists report stories involving race—has been dissected and debated. Regarded initially in Nieman Reports from the perspective of two Southern newspaper editors, Hodding Carter (NF’40) and … Read more

1968: A Newspaper’s Role Between the Riots

By Race December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the June 1968 issue of Nieman Reports.] When the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders blamed white racism for the destructive environment of the ghettos, most of the immediate reaction was unfavorable. The charge evoked … Read more

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