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The Hurt Between the Lines

By Notable Narratives November 16, 2004

In this final installment of the Times race series, a reporter turns her attention to another journalistic effort to address race in America. The Akron Beacon Journal won a Pulitzer Prize for its series exploring the racial attitudes of its … Read more

Which Man’s Army

By Notable Narratives November 16, 2004

Holmes spent a year reporting this story about two drill sergeants—one black and one white—in a company at Fort Knox, Ky. The piece chronicles their jockeying for power, advancement and recognition. The men’s candor is remarkable—their comments about each other … Read more

Shared Prayers, Mixed Blessings

By Notable Narratives November 16, 2004

This is a fascinating account of an integrated Fundamentalist southern church and its courageous struggles with race. Through his focus on two church couples, one white and one black, Sack deciphers the congregation’s complex mix of attitudes and history, their … Read more

Growing Up, Growing Apart

By Notable Narratives November 12, 2004

The eighth installment in The New York Times race series may be the least narrative, in the sense that it is more an organized, persuasive collection of reporting—quotes, background, information—than a story that moves through time. But like good narrative, … Read more