The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America – February 9, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
With articles written by some of America’s most important figures including Ida B. Wells and Martin Luther King, Jr., The Chicago Defender chronicled and influenced the history of the 20th century from Jim Crow and the Great Migration to the elections of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy. Author Ethan Michaeli and journalist Brent Staples discuss the history of race in America through the lens of this legendary black newspaper.
Ethan Michaeli is the author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America. Brent Staples (moderator) writes for The New York Times editorial board.
Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Cost: $38 for Non-members; $24 for members. To purchase tickets by phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.
Contact: New York Historical Society