International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Latin American Newspaper Coverage of the United States Civil Rights Movement
Julian M. Williams

Media coverage of the civil rights movement in the United States grew rapidly in the early 1960s as journalists began to see that the protest movement had far-reaching political and social implications This study is a comparative analysis of newspaper coverage of the struggle by five newspapers in Latin America. It concluded that, although there were different opinions as to who was responsible for the racial conflict, all newspapers in the study portrayed the violence and bigotry displayed as shameful. They depicted the civil rights demonstrators as warriors for a just cause, and presented racism as a global issue.

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