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February 26, 2018
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Drafting history in black and white

Why does everyone know the name Rosa Parks but not Claudette Colvin? Matthew Delmont shines a light on news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of black newspapers—vital forerunners of today’s social media activism.

Produced and edited by Kirk Davis

Written by Matthew Delmont

Credits: Cinematography: Kirk Davis; music: Hometown Hero by Paperchaser, licensed from musicbed.com; historical footage from Prelinger Archives and Shutterstock. Historical front pages, photography and images from New York Times, Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier, Montgomery Advertiser and Atlanta Daily World.