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Roland Martin talks to the author of The Defender, Ethan Michaeli, about the legacy of the  Chicago newspaper and it’s role in American and African-American history.

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“I spent five years at the paper. I learned a lot about Chicago’s role played in the United States. I felt like I needed to tell that story to the world somehow. The Defender was a powerhouse against lynching and a catalyst for the Great Migration. It was the focus point of electoral America.”

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Ethan Michaeli Discusses The Importance Of ‘The Defender’, Chicago’s Historic Newspaper was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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