Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

Anne Farris Rosen

4.28.2018

Anne Farris Rosen

Anne Farris Rosen is an award-winning freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., and teaches news coverage of racial issues at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She has covered politics, government and social policy issues for The New York Times,the Washington Post, and the Pew Research Center. She was a general assignment and political reporter for The Arkansas Gazette from 1985 to 1991 and reported on Arkansas for The Times from 1985 to 1994. As the daughter of John Herbers, she edited “Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist.”

 

She graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and earned a master’s degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Her previous book is Test Pilot: How I Broke Testing Barriers for Millions of Students and Caused a Sonic Boom in the Business of Education with Stanley H. Kaplan, founder of KAPLAN Test Prep. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Born in the South during a time of entrenched racial segregation, the late New York Times journalist John Herbers witnessed a succession of landmark civil rights uprisings that rocked the country, the world, and his own conscience. Herbers’ retrospective is a timely and critical illumination on America’s current racial dilemmas and ongoing quest for justice. Herbers’ daughter, Anne Farris Rosen, an award-winning freelance journalist, will discuss the book and her father’s work.

She has covered politics, government and social policy issues for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Pew Research Center. She was a general assignment and political reporter for The Arkansas Gazette from 1985 to 1991 and reported on Arkansas for The Times from 1985 to 1994.