National Struggles

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

We look at the role the press played in bringing the civil rights struggle to the forefront of America’s consciousness. Plus, journalist Edward Humes examines the battle that broke out when the school board of Dover, Pennsylvania added a book about intelligent design to its science curriculum.

Bringing the Civil Rights Struggle to the Front Page

Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff explain how dedicated journalists--first the black press, then eventually the rest of the national media--brought the civil rights struggle to the forefront of the news.

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Evolution and Education

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes examines the controversy that erupted when intelligent design was added to the high school curriculum in Dover, Pennsylvania. In Monkey Girl, he looks at how the local school board’s decision turned into a federal case, and talks about the significance of the trial.


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