Chicago Defender; A Presentation and Book Signing

Thursday, Aug 18, 2022

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Author Myiti Sengstacke Rice will talk about the Chicago Defender, the famous African American newspaper founded in 1905.

Following Myiti’s presentation, about the Legacy of the Chicago defender, There will be a reception and book signing.

Presentation: 6pm-7:30 pm
Book Signing & Reception: 7:30-8:30 pm

Questions: Contact Brooke at 630-806-9468
RSVP To Brooke:

Professor M. Sengstacke-Rice
Myiti Sengstacke-Rice Ed.D is the President and CEO of the Chicago Defender Charities which produces the 93 year-old Bud Billiken Parade and Festival. She is the author of Chicago Defender, a volume in the “Images of America Series” published by Arcadia Publishing. The book captures its sweeping imprint on twentieth century African American culture and American History. She is also a contributing author to Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago (New Black Studies Series).

This event is sponsored by the Baha’i Community of Highland Park

Event Category

Special Events

Event Location

The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL, 60035

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