In the Media


Matthew Delmont, “Why America Forgot About ‘Roots,’” New York Times, May 27, 2016.

Matthew Delmont, “When Jackie Robinson Confronted a Trump-Like Candidate,” The, March 19, 2016.

Matthew Delmont, “The Lasting Legacy of the Boston Busing Crisis,” The, March 29, 2016.

Matthew Delmont, “When Black Voters Exited Left,” The, March 31, 2016.

Matthew Delmont, “Bernie Sanders and the Unsung Struggle for Civil Rights in the North,” The, April 27, 2016.

“Why Busing Didn’t End School Segregation,” NPR All Things Considered, October 6, 2016.

“Demand for School Integration Leads to Massive 1964 Boycott — In New York City,” WNYC, February 3, 2016.

Matthew Delmont, “‘Jim Crow must go’: Thousands of New York City students staged a one-day boycott to protest segregation — and it barely made the history books,” Salon, February 3, 2016.

Matthew Delmont, “How TV Screwed Up the Fight Over Busing,” Daily Beast, April 29,2016.

“There Is Nothing Accidental About School Segregation,” Slate, April 12, 2016.

“We Watched “Roots” With a “Roots” Expert,”; (part 2); (part 3); (part 4), Mother Jones, May-June 2016.

“The Cast of the Original “Roots” Knows All About Hollywood’s Diversity Problem,” Mother Jones, June 2, 2016.

“Did you Watch Roots?” WNYC Brian Lehrer Show, June 3, 2016.

“Roots Remade,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation, July 25, 2016.

“The Impact of Roots on Popular Culture,” KJZZ, May 26, 2016.

“The Heartfelt Letters That Reveal How the Original Roots Haunted America,” Slate, June 1, 2016.

“Discovering a different side of black history in the archives of the black press,” Slate, March 8, 2016.

“How Jackie Robinson Took on Barry Goldwater,” Metrofocus (NY PBS), April 14, 2016

Matt Delmont,“Clark Aided Blacks on Bandstand? Not Always,” Washington Post & The Root (4/22/2012)

Democracy Now! interview with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (3/2/2012). See video below. Click here for interview transcript.

“Left of Black” interview with Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University (5/14/2012). See video below.

CNN Headline News Local Edition with Brad Pomerance (3/14/2012). See video below.

John King USA (CNN) (4/18/12) (video link coming soon)

NPR’s Morning Edition with Karen Grigsby Bates (4/19/2012), “Dick Clark, America’s Oldest Teenager, Dies at 82”

KDKA-CBS Radio Pittsburgh interview with Chris Moore (4/15/2012) (audio 40 minutes)

OC Weekly interview with Gabriel San Ramon (2/28/2012). Part I & Part II

Philadelphia Daily News by Molly Eichel (3/14/2012), “Not so nice: No matter what Dick Clark says, ‘American Bandstand’ blocked black teens”

New Books Network interview with Erin Lee Mock (audio 57 minutes)

The Page 99 Test Blog – “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.” (Ford Maddox Ford)