Reporting on the reporters who covered civil rights

For any legal professional who wants to keep current with new developments on the Web, Cornell Law Library’s electronic newsletter InSITE is a must-have (and free) subscription. On this Martin Luther King day, the current issue offers a pointer to Reporting Civil Rights, online companion to the Library of America’s two-volume anthology covering the events that led to the end of segregation by law in the United States. It does this through the words of 151 reporters and journalists who covered the civil rights movement, including James Baldwin, Robert Pen Warren, David Halberstam, Lissiam Smith, Gordon Parks, Murray Kempton, Ted Poston, Claude Sitton and Anne Moody. The site features a desegregation timeline, biographies and bibliographies of the reporters and writers, perspectives on reporting offered by journalists who covered the civil rights movement, and a collection of related resources on the Web.