Friday, July 18, 7:00 pm
St. Cecilia Parish Church, 10400 Stoepel St., Detroit, MI
Suggested donation $5 or free for Preservation Detroit members
Join Preservation Detroit as we welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson for the second installment in a series of lectures where long-time Detroiters share oral histories about the neighborhoods where they grew up.
“Where We Used to Live” seeks to highlight first-hand accounts of life in the city before it became the “Detroit” of today’s headlines. Each lecture will highlight life in a different neighborhood as told from the perspective of a person with roots and connection to that place, someone that can draw you in and make you feel what it was like to be in a particular place at a particular point in time.
Detroit native Stephen Henderson has been editorial page editor for the Detroit Free Press since January 2009. In 2014, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to that publication. Previously, he was a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court from 2003-2007. Henderson’s work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ 2001 prize for editorial writing. Henderson hosts a weekly talk show, “American Black Journal,” and co-hosts the weekly news wrap-up show “MiWeek,” both on Detroit Public Television. He lives in Detroit with his wife, Christine, and two children, Oscar and Eleanor.
Our Third Friday Lecture Series is made possible by the generous donations of our members, who help us share the stories of Detroit’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and architects and build support for historic preservation’s importance in revitalizing our neighborhoods.
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