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THE DEFENDER How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

by | Read by William Hughes

History • 22 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Narrator William Hughes brings a keen awareness of the importance of this monumental audiobook. His clear and modulated performance works well for this account of the glory days of THE DEFENDER, giving listeners a sense of how this preeminent African-American newspaper achieved its fame. Equally significant, it reveals how its original editor, Robert S. Abbott, championed the African-American mass migration from the South to the cities of the North. Under Abbott and then under his nephew, John H. Sengstacke, who succeeded Abbott in 1940, THE DEFENDER never wavered from its support of black Americans, presenting in editorials and articles their plight in the South and their unequal treatment in the military. This is a remarkable audiobook. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504730006 $54.95 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781504729970 $29.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504729987 $123.00 • Seventeen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781504729994 $44.95 • Two MP3-CDs

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