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The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

By: Ethan Michaeli

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: January 2016

Seller ID: 74068

ISBN: 0547560699

Condition: Used - Good


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 repo... View more info