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Jackson, 1964 - And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America

Calvin Trillin

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next five decades of reporting, he often returned to scenes of racial tension. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin's pieces on race in America have been collected in one volume. In the title essay of Jackson, 1964, we experience Trillin's riveting coverage of the pathbreaking voter registration drive known as the Mississippi Summer Project-coverage that includes an unforgettable airplane conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and a young white man sitting across the aisle. ("I'd like to be loved by everyone," King tells him, "but we can't always wait for love.") In the years that follow, Trillin rides along with the National Guard units assigned to patrol black neighborhoods in Wilmington, Delaware; reports on the case of a black homeowner accused of manslaughter in the death of a white teenager in an overwhelmingly white Long Island suburb; and chronicles the remarkable fortunes of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a black carnival krewe in New Orleans whose members parade on Mardi Gras in blackface. He 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 serving thirty years in prison for giving away one marijuana cigarette. The role of race in the use of deadly force by police is highlighted in a 1975 article about an African American shot by a white policeman in Seattle. Uniting all these pieces are Trillin's unflinching eye and graceful prose. Jackson, 1964 is an indispensable account of a half-century of race and racism in America, through the lens of a master journalist and writer who was there to bear witness. Reader by Robert Fass, with the introduction read by t

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next five decades of reporting, he often returned to scenes of racial tension. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin's pieces on race in America have been collected in one volume. In the title essay of Jackson, 1964, we experience Trillin's riveting coverage of the pathbreaking voter registration drive known as the Mississippi Summer Project-coverage that includes an unforgettable airplane conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and a young white man sitting across the aisle. ("I'd like to be loved by everyone," King tells him, "but we can't always wait for love.") In the years that follow, Trillin rides along with the National Guard units assigned to patrol black neighborhoods in Wilmington, Delaware; reports on the case of a black homeowner accused of manslaughter in the death of a white teenager in an overwhelmingly white Long Island suburb; and chronicles the remarkable fortunes of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a black carnival krewe in New Orleans whose members parade on Mardi Gras in blackface. He 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 serving thirty years in prison for giving away one marijuana cigarette. The role of race in the use of deadly force by police is highlighted in a 1975 article about an African American shot by a white policeman in Seattle. Uniting all these pieces are Trillin's unflinching eye and graceful prose. Jackson, 1964 is an indispensable account of a half-century of race and racism in America, through the lens of a master journalist and writer who was there to bear witness. Reader by Robert Fass, with the introduction read by t
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From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next five decades of reporting, he often returned to scenes of racial tension. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin's pieces on race in America have been collected in one volume. In the title essay of Jackson, 1964, we experience Trillin's riveting coverage of the pathbreaking voter registration drive known as the Mississippi Summer Project-coverage that includes an unforgettable airplane conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and a young white man sitting across the aisle. ("I'd like to be loved by everyone," King tells him, "but we can't always wait for love.") In the years that follow, Trillin rides along with the National Guard units assigned to patrol black neighborhoods in Wilmington, Delaware; reports on the case of a black homeowner accused of manslaughter in the death of a white teenager in an overwhelmingly white Long Island suburb; and chronicles the remarkable fortunes of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a black carnival krewe in New Orleans whose members parade on Mardi Gras in blackface. He 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 serving thirty years in prison for giving away one marijuana cigarette. The role of race in the use of deadly force by police is highlighted in a 1975 article about an African American shot by a white policeman in Seattle. Uniting all these pieces are Trillin's unflinching eye and graceful prose. Jackson, 1964 is an indispensable account of a half-century of race and racism in America, through the lens of a master journalist and writer who was there to bear witness. Reader by Robert Fass, with the introduction read by t

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

8h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:36