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Gary Younge

Columnist, The Nation & The Guardian in Chicago, IL United States

Gary Younge is a British-born, Chicago-based author, broadcaster and award-winning columnist for The Guardian and The Nation. He has written four books, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King's Dream, Who Are We--And Should it Matter in the 21st Century?, Strangers in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States, and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South. Younge has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the tea party to hip hop culture. He won Best Newspaper Journalist in Britain’s Ethnic Minority Media Awards three years in a row (2001-2003). After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean, he was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent in 2003. In 2009 he won the James Cameron award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign. In 2011 Younge moved to Chicago where he now lives with his wife and two kids.

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Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

BY GARY YOUNGE
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

A British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge has written four books and has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the Tea Party to hip-hop culture. After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean, he was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent. In 2009, he won the James Cameron Award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2015.

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PAST VOL 13

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Apr 30, 2015