Haynes Johnson

Historian of his age

Haynes Johnson was a journalistic star and master of the mood of the country. In a half-century as a reporter, author and guest on television-news shows, he illuminated political commentary with graceful writing, a sense of history and passionate sympathy for the underdog. In 1966, three years before famed editor Ben Bradlee lured him to the Washington Post to join David Broder as part of a notable political team, Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the civil rights movement in Selma, Ala. His father Malcolm had won a Pulitzer in 1949 for a series in the New York Sun on...

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