Antero Pietila is the author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City (Ivan R. Dee, 2010). He retired from the Baltimore Sun after a 35-year journalistic career as a reporter and member of the editorial board. He was that paper’s Johannesburg correspondent 1980-1983 and Moscow bureau chief 1983-1988. A native of Finland, he received his M.A. in journalism from Southern Illinois, Carbondale, 1969.
Image Courtesy of Antero Pietila In the article below Antero Pietila, longtime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, describes his arrival as a Finnish immigrant in the United States as the nation was being convulsed by the Civil Rights Movement. Pietila describes his initial introduction into … Read MoreFrom Finland to “Not in My Neighborhood”: Antero Pietila’s Journey To and Through Racially Divided America