Son of the Rough South

Karl Fleming covered most of the major events during the Civil Rights Era for Newsweek Magazine. But he became a part of the story when he was nearly beaten to death during the Watts Riots in 1966. Host Frank Stasio talks with Fleming about the Civil Rights Era, as well as his own difficult childhood growing up in a Methodist orphanage in Raleigh. Fleming’s new memoir is titled “Son of the Rough South,” (Public Affairs Books/2005). Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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