Jackson, 1964

Jackson, 1964

And Other Dispatches From Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America

Book - 2016
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An anthology of previously uncollected essays, originally published in "The New Yorker," reflects the work of the eminent journalist's early career and traces his witness to the fledgling years of desegregation in Georgia.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399588242
Call Number: 305.8009 T735j
Characteristics: xxi, 275 pages ; 22 cm


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Trillin takes on issues that are as relevant today as they were when he wrote about them. Excessive sentencing is examined in a 1970 piece about a black militant in Houston sentenced to thirty years in prison for giving away one marijuana cigarette. The role of race in the use of deadly force by ... Read More »

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Oct 30, 2016

I ordered this in the summer because one of the articles was excerpted in the Ottawa Citizen. Trillin is an accomplished writer and these are an interesting chronicle of his reporting on various topics relating to race relations. He reports as a detached outsider - because of his role as journalist - the fight of African-Americans (and sympathizers) for their civil rights in the U.S. From the early days of the movement in the 60's to more recent times. Worthwhile reading.


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