John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series featuring Ethan Michaeli Today at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

. September 12, 2017

Opportunity to Interview Ethan Michaeli and Museum Staff

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the media to attend the John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series featuring Ethan Michaeli today, September 12 with reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. and lecture to follow at 6:45 p.m. to discuss his book The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.

Ethan Michaeli is an award-winning author, publisher and journalist based in Chicago. He was a copy editor and investigative reporter at the Chicago Daily Defender from 1991 to 1996. After leaving the Chicago Daily Defender Michaeli found the Residents’ Journal, a magazine written and produced by the tenants of Chicago’s public housing developments, and an affiliated not-for-profit organization, We The People Media. The Residents’ Journal and We The People Media won national awards for its journalism and for its programs training youths and adults in the skills of modern journalism. In addition to the Defender, Michaeli’s work has been published by Oxford University Press, the Nation, the Forward, In These Times and the Chicago Tribune, among other venues.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series connects the public with award-winning authors, historians and thought-leaders, discussing themes on history, race, culture and modern abolition. Cincy Magazine is the print media sponsor for the 2017-2018 series.

What: John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series featuring Ethan Michaeli

When: Today, September 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. reception and lecture to follow at 6:45 p.m.

Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Who: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America Author, Ethan Michaeli
John Pepper, Honorary Co-Chair
Tara Riley, Interim Director of Museum Experiences
Will Jones, Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator

More information: freedomcenter.org

Category: Museum News

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