David Halberstam / Civil Rights Movement

GUESTS: David Halberstam Author, The Children [Random House, 1998] Author of nine bestsellers including The Best and the Brightest, The Amateurs [William Morrow, 1985] and Summer of '49 [William Morrow, 1989], In 1960, David Halberstam was a young reporter in Tennessee assigned to cover Nashville's first sit-ins. In his new book "The Children," Halberstam returns to the first big story he covered for a newspaper - the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. The book focuses on the young African Americans students who met in Nashville and went on to become leaders in the movement. David Halberstam joins Ray Suarez along with some of "the children" he profiles to discuss the civil rights movement and how their experiences transformed their lives and American history.

Copyright © 1998 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 1998 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.