John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series with Ethan Michaeli
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:45 p.m. Lecture
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Ethan Michaeli’s The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America has been praised by Brent Staples of the New York Times as, “an extraordinary history…deeply researched, elegantly written…a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten.”
Michaeli is an award-winning author, publisher and journalist based in Chicago. He was a copy editor and investigative reporter at the Chicago Daily Defender from 1991 to 1996. He left the Defender to found the Residents’ Journal, a magazine written and produced by the tenants of Chicago’s public housing developments, and an affiliated not-for-profit organization, We The People Media. The Residents’ Journal and We The People Media won national awards for its journalism and for its programs training youths and adults in the skills of modern journalism. In addition to The Defender, Ethan’s work has been published by Oxford University Press, the Nation, the Forward, In These Times and the Chicago Tribune, among other venues.
Thank you to John and Francie Pepper for sponsoring the Freedom Lecture Series and to our print media sponsor, Cincy Magazine.