Claude Sitton, 89, Acclaimed Civil Rights Reporter, Dies

by: Dennis Hevesi | The New York Times

Claude Sitton, a son of the South whose unwavering coverage of the civil rights movement forThe New York Times through most of that tumultuous era was hailed as a benchmark of 20th-century journalism, died on Tuesday in Atlanta. He was 89.

 

The cause was congestive heart failure, his son Clint said. Mr. Sitton had been in a hospice.

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