The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

By: Ethan Michaeli

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Giving voice to the voiceless, the "Chicago Defender" had a reach and influence extending far beyond Chicago. The newspaper and the family behind it condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, fostered the integration of the U.S. armed forces in the wake of World War II, and laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement. Over the years, the "Defender"'s staff included an unparalleled collection of writers, intellectuals, and activists: Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Jesse Jackson were among the better-known bylines, but there were hundreds of less celebrated reporters at the paper who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to get their stories.

Through the depth of his research, veteran reporter Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America. "The Defender" sheds unprecedented light on an entire civic, political, and intellectual universe whose legacy reverberates well into the twenty-first century.

Title: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

Author Name: Ethan Michaeli

Categories: African American,

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: January 2016

ISBN Number: 0547560699

ISBN Number 13: 9780547560694

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 74068

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