February 27, 2019 5:00pm — February 27, 2019 6:30pm
Join us in Knight Hall‘s Eaton Theater for a discussion with co-author Anne Farris Rosen about her father — New York Times journalist John N. Herbers — and his reporting in the south during the 1950s, a time of great racial upheaval in the United States.
John N. Herbers (1923-2017) worked for more than a decade at United Press International and was a national reporter for The New York Times for 25 years covering civil rights, national politics, the White House, Congress, urban affairs, Watergate, and the administrations of six presidents.
Anne Farris Rosen is the daughter of John Herbers. She is an award-winning freelance journalist and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She has worked for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pew Research Center.
“If it had not been for reporters like John, I do not know what would have happened to us as we fought for civil rights. He was not afraid to get in the way, often risking his life to uncover the truth. He made a lasting contribution to the movement and to America.”
— U.S. Congressman John Lewis