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The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America From the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama

Join Friends on Thursday February 23, for first lecture of 2017 featuring The Defender named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2016 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. It is the definitive and compelling history of the famous Chicago newspaper, headquartered for many years at 2400 S. Michigan Avenue. Author Ethan Michaeli, who worked at The Defender from 1991 to 1996, explores how the newspaper had a broad and significant impact on American life, from encouraging the Great Migration to helping break down barriers of racial segregation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Co-sponsored by Glessner House Museum