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David Halberstam

David Halberstam graduated from Harvard, where he had served as managing editor of the daily Harvard Crimson . It was 1955, a year after the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools. Halberstam went south and began his career as the one reporter on the West Point, Mississippi, Daily Times Leader . He was fired after ten months there and went to work for the Nashville Tennessean . When the sit-ins broke out in Nashville in February 1960, he was assigned to the story as principal...See more