The late John Herbers covered the Civil Rights Movement for the Mississippi bureau of United Press International from 1953 to 1963. He joined the staff of the New York Times shortly before the Kennedy assassination and wrote a number of stories from Dallas in the aftermath. Published in 2018, one year after Mr. Herber’s death, Deep South Dispatch takes a personal look at segregation and provides a front-row seat to a number of civil rights milestones, from the 1955 trial for the murder of Emmett Till to the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The late Mr. Herbers recorded an oral history in 2014. His daughter, Anne Farris Rosen, who completed her father’s book and ensured its publication, also recorded an oral history and participated in a public program at The Sixth Floor Museum on October 4, 2019. The recording can be viewed in full on the Museum’s YouTube channel.
Signed by Anne Farris Rosen.
Hardback, 253 pages