Monday, October 20, 2014
Clarence Page first joined the Chicago Tribune in 1969 and became a columnist fifteen years later, in 1984. In 1989, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. His column was first syndicated nationally in 1987, and today his writing is featured in more than 150 publications. A frequent broadcast guest on shows such as MSNBC’s The Chris Matthews Show and NPR’s Weekend Edition, Page is held in equally high esteem for his work in both print and broadcast media—not only for his wealth of knowledge and insight, but also for his incisive criticisms regarding society’s most pressing political and social issues.
Culture Worrier collects 172 of Page’s Tribune pieces from across the three decades of his storied career as a columnist. As a veteran reporter who has ably adapted to the age of digital media, Page has earned the distinction of an elder statesman while never losing his relevance, commenting with equal clarity on issues from Vietnam to Afghanistan, and from the Civil Rights movement to the rise of Barack Obama. Culture Worrier highlights the perspective of one of the nation’s preeminent African-American commentators, delving into politics, pop culture, race, and family with insight that transcends the typical opinion piece. Books will be available for purchase.
Presented by the Global Voices Author Night Lecture Series, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and Agate Publishing.
Free and open to the public.