1h 05min | English | 25 May 2019
Mr. Delaney is a prize winning journalist who began his career at the African American-owned Atlanta Daily World covering the Atlanta student movement that began in March 1960 before moving on to a series of other positions in journalism and academia, including a twenty-three year tenure at the New York Times. Mr. Delaney is among the founding members of the National Association of Black Journalists. Here, Mr. Delaney discusses how he entered journalism, his time covering the Atlanta student movement after arriving in Atlanta in late 1959, the importance of the news media in shaping the narrative of the civil rights movement, how Atlanta compared to other Southern cities in adapting to the civil rights movement and his impressions of and relationship with Mr. Bond, who was among the leaders of the Atlanta student movement while Mr. Delaney was in Atlanta.
An interview with Paul Delaney for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted in Washington, D.C. on May 9th, 2019, by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government at American University and Project Director, and American University senior Andrew Eversden. This project documents the rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement to becoming a founding member and later communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his rise to national prominence by 1968.
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University Research and Technical Support: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale and Colleen Vivaldi