Jack Nelson, long-time Washington DC bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, died this week. He was 80.

A white Southerner, he risked his career -- and life -- as a reporter covering the major events of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, including the March on Selma. He was one of those brave journalists who made the world aware of the bigotry in action in the US South 45 years ago.

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