Author Ethan Michaeli will do a reading and slideshow of his newly released paperback The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, From the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama, which tells the story of Chicago's iconic black newspaper, the family and the journalists who made it great, and the hidden history of black America in the twentieth century. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs. The Defender was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post.
Ethan Michaeli: The Defender Co-Sponsored with Creative Coworking
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Colvin House 5940 Sheridan Rd.
Edgewater, IL 60201