The Defender: How the legendary newspaper changed America

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Ethan Michaeli and Justin Kaufmann

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Ethan Michaeli, former reporter for The Defender and author of the new book, “The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama,” joins Justin in-studio to discuss his work and the compelling history of the newspaper including its impact on the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Movement and the election of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African-American mayor.

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