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Published on Mar 10, 2016
In his latest book, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, award-winning author, publisher, and journalist Ethan Michaeli recounts the incredible story of a newspaper that changed the course of history in segregated America. The Defender, the leading paper for African Americans for much of the twentieth century, swayed the outcome of presidential elections and channeled the cry for racial equality during some of the country’s most strife-laden decades. Through interviews and in-depth research, Michaeli’s account shows how the newspaper and its daring staff wielded journalistic power against social injustice. He spoke February 23, 2016