Syndicated Columnist Clarence Page Schedules Talk

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By: E&P Staff

Clarence Page, syndicated columnist and member of the editorial board for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about his start in Ohio, his career and books, including “Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity” on May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., in Ohio.

Page joined the Chicago Tribune after graduating from college. After being drafted in 1970 returning from service in 1971, the following year he was part of a Tribune group project on vote fraud that won a Pulitzer Prize. In 1976, Page received the Edward Scott Beck Award for his coverage of South African politics and, in 1980, won an Illinois United Press International award for a series of investigative reports called “The Black Tax.” From 1980 to 1982 Page served as director of community affairs at Chicago’s WBBM-TV; he was a reporter and planning editor at the station’s news department from 1982 to 1984.

Admission to the event is $10. Those requiring additional information may call 419-259-5266.

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