Reading with Ethan MichaeliWednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
Join us for a reading with author Ethan Michaeli. Ethan will be presenting excerpts from his new book The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.
Ethan Michaeli is the author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) 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.”
Ethan 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. Residents’ Journal/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.