The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.31.1a, 2011.174.31.1b, 2011.174.31.1c, 2011.174.31.1d, 2011.174.31.1e, 2011.174.31.1f, and 2011.174.31.1g.
Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.