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

Simeon Booker Carol McCabe Booker


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

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

  • Title: Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Author: Simeon Booker Carol McCabe Booker
  • ISBN: 9781617037894
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover



Shocking the Conscience is an unforgettable chronicle by the first full time African American reporter for the Washington Post and Jet magazine s White House correspondent for a half century.Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket sized magazine, became the bible for news of the civil rights movement It was said, only half jokingly, if it wasn t inShocking the Conscience is an unforgettable chronicle by the first full time African American reporter for the Washington Post and Jet magazine s White House correspondent for a half century.Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket sized 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, Washington bureau chief Simeon Booker was on the front lines of virtually every major event of the revolution that transformed America.This is the story of the century that changed everything about journalism, politics, and in America, as only Simeon Booker, the dean of the black press, could tell it.


Recent Comments "Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement"

Although some events chronicled in this book happened before I was born, most were not history for me. They were current events. And, like much of the country, lynchings, beatings, hangings, torture, and gross civil rights suppression in the South wasn't exactly front-page news in my hometown.This was a time when those who are now referred to as African-American were, at best, called negro - without a capital N. Where restrooms, hotels, water fountains, and restaurants - virtually every segment [...]

I'm a little bit conflicted about the rating for this book. Booker was a reporter for Jet magazine for many years, and he covered stories like Emmet Till's murder and the integration of Little Rock Central High School. The book has a lot of fascinating detail about key events of the civil rights movement. However, it is foremost a memoir of Booker's career, rather than a civil rights history. If that's your expectation, you won't be disappointed, as he had a long and interesting career. When the [...]

Shocking the Conscience is a chronicle by the first full-time African American reporter for the Washington Post and Jet magazine's White House correspondent for a half-century.Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-sized 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, [...]

Written by a former reporter for Jet Magazine, this book tells the story of his work in the American South during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He also provides insight into the African American community of the time, and its members' attitudes towards civil rights. The book is filled with interesting information, but the writing style is a little bit slow.

Very enlightening.


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