Shocking the Conscience A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

ISBN-10: 1617037893
ISBN-13: 9781617037894
Edition: 2013
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Description: Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-size magazine, became the "bible" for news of the civil rights movement. It was said, only half-jokingly, "If it wasn't in Jet, it didn't happen." Writing for the magazine and its glossy,  More...

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 2/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-size magazine, became the "bible" for news of the civil rights movement. It was said, only half-jokingly, "If it wasn't in Jet, it didn't happen." Writing for the magazine and its glossy, big sisterEbony, for fifty-three years, longer than any other journalist, Washington bureau chief Simeon Booker was on the front lines of virtually every major event of the revolution that transformed America.Rather than tracking the freedom struggle from the usually cited ignition points,Shocking the Consciencebegins with a massive voting rights rally in the Mississippi Delta town of Mound Bayou in 1955. It's the first rally since the Supreme Court'sBrowndecision struck fear in the hearts of segregationists across the former Confederacy. It was also Booker's first assignment in the Deep South, and before the next run of the weekly magazine, the killings would begin.Booker vowed that lynchings would no longer be ignored beyond the black press. Jet was reaching into households across America, and he was determined to cover the next murder like none before. He had only a few weeks to wait. A small item on the AP wire reported that a Chicago boy vacationing in Mississippi was missing. Booker was on it, and stayed on it, through one of the most infamous murder trials in U.S. history. His coverage of Emmett Till's death lit a fire that would galvanize the movement, while a succession of U.S. presidents wished it would go away.This is the story of the century that changed everything about journalism, politics, and more in America, as only Simeon Booker, the dean of the black press, could tell it.

Carol McCabe Booker, Washington, D.C., is an attorney and former journalist. And, she is married to Simeon Booker.

Introduction
The Sleeping Giant
"Time Is Running Out"
The Rally Ends; The Killing Begins
Born to Dream
"Let Them See What I've Seen"
The Trial
"The Little Magazine That Could" Comes to Washington
"A Communist under Every Bed"
Ike's First Term
The Battle of Little Rock
Eisenhower Redux
Baltimore, My Baltimore
A Tale of Two Campaigns
A New Day Dawning
The Freedom Rides
No Ordinary Football Game
Camelot, The Final Act
A Southern President
"All the Way with LBJ"
Fighting On
A Familiar Face
The End of the Beginning
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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