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1948: The Southern Revolt

By Opinion 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 Features 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 Opinion 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

1956: A Negro Reporter at the Till Trial

By Opinion December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the January 1956 issue of Nieman Reports.] Millions of words were written about the recent Till murder trial, but the most dramatic and, by far, the most significant development during the hectic week in the … Read more