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David Halberstam

reporter, historian, biographer

He is one of the nation's most famous authors. David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934, in New York. David Halberstam was well-known for his writing and reporting on the civil rights movement. During the late 50's and early 60's at the *Nashville Tennessean*, he covered stories and activities related to the civil rights movement. Halberstam was assigned to cover the first sit-ins in February, 1960, and he used his experiences to trace the civil rights movement from 1960 to 1965. His book, *The Children*, is based on these experiences. He looks at the events through the perspective of the student activists who participated in these sit-ins.