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Shocking the Conscience – A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement - University Press of Mississippi
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Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Simeon Booker and Carol McCabe Booker


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 sister Ebony, for fifty-three years, longer than any other journalist, the author of this book 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, the book begins with a massive voting rights rally in the Mississippi De ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, Ebony, voting rights, rally, Mound Bayou, segregationists, Jet, murder, trials, Emmett Till

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037894
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simeon Booker, author

Carol McCabe Booker, author