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Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Aniko Bodroghkozy


This book explores the crucial role of network television in reconfiguring new attitudes in race relations during the civil rights movement. Due to widespread coverage, the civil rights revolution quickly became the United States' first televised major domestic news story. This important medium unmistakably influenced the ongoing movement for African American empowerment, desegregation, and equality. The book brings to the foreground television news treatment of now-famous civil rights events including the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, integration riots at the University of Mississippi, a ... More

Keywords: network television, civil rights movement, domestic news, African American empowerment, desegregation, equality, television news, integration, whiteness, blackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036682
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aniko Bodroghkozy, author
University of Virginia