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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Daisy Bates, October 11, 1976. Interview G-0009. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Reporters sympathetic to desegregation

Bates thinks that most reporters covering the <cite>Brown</cite> story were sympathetic to desegregation.

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Oral History Interview with Daisy Bates, October 11, 1976. Interview G-0009. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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ELIZABETH JACOWAY:
Well, did you feel like most of the northern reporters were sympathetic?
DAISY BATES:
I think most of the reporters, period, north and south . . .
ELIZABETH JACOWAY:
Even the local reporters?
DAISY BATES:
. . . were sympathetic. The only thing I knew about this one was what the reporters told me—that he was unknown from Jackson, Mississippi, the kind of paper he worked for, and be careful what you say to him, ‘cause he'll twist it. But most of the reporters were sympathetic to the point that they wanted to do a very good story, an objective story, on the kids.