The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

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""The story of the Chicago Defender is the story of race in the twentieth century." -- Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black millionaires in the ...

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America 2016, Houghton Mifflin

ISBN-13: 9780547560694

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