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Author Topic: Nice article on the Chicago Defender  (Read 452 times)

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Offline unezrider

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Nice article on the Chicago Defender
« on: August 16, 2013, 11:09:26 AM »
hello friend,
while looking to see how close my Sox were to securing that first draft pick, I came across this.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130815&content_id=57092178&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws
"Be good, & you will be lonesome." -Mark Twain

Offline Slack

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Re: Nice article on the Chicago Defender
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 12:40:32 PM »
Great article, thanks for the link.

"Starting with a 25-cent investment, Abbott transformed a weekly, four-page handbill into the most influential African-American newspaper in the country in less than a decade."

it's hard to imagine a 25-cent investment.  Amazing.

Offline Old Man Ned

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Re: Nice article on the Chicago Defender
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 12:44:32 PM »
I think anyone who finds this article of interest will also find 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson a fascinating read, covering the migration from the south to the north and western cities.  Highly recommended.

Offline Slack

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Re: Nice article on the Chicago Defender
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 12:52:23 PM »
I agree, a fabulous book -- not really musically oriented, but 5 different fascinating accounts of migrations.

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