Chicago Newsroom

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Chicago Newsroom

Published on Jan 21, 2016

Ken Davis is joined by Ethan Michaeli, author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America. They share stories from his new book about Robert Abbott’s founding of the paper on his landlady’s dining room table, through John Sengstake’s remarkable 57-year leadership of the paper, and the Defender’s crucial role in chronicling and shaping the African-American history of Chicago. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).