50 Years After Little Rock
To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine,” the Newseum and the National Archives Experience… read more
To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine,” the Newseum and the National Archives Experience presented “50 Years After Little Rock: The Media and the Movement.” The program included an excerpt from the Newseum’s original documentary, The Press and the Civil Rights Movement. Newseum producer Frank Bond moderated a discussion on the media’s coverage of the integration of Little Rock Central High School in 1957 and subsequent issues relating to race, justice and equality.
Dorothy Gilliam is a former columnist for The Washington Post who covered “The Little Rock Nine.” Gene Roberts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor the co-author of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, published by Knopf.
The event was held at the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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