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Bankole Thompson papers


The series includes: Thompson's selected writings and speeches; a transcript from his keynote address from "2015 Unity: Journalists for Diversity Regional Media Summit"; a signed copy of volume 1 of Obama and Black Loyalty; a copy of Bankole Thompson: Portrait of a Quintessential Journalist; a flier from a 2006 Detroit Public Library Symposium; brief biographical information; and copies of briefs and other court documents related to Edwards vs The Detroit News and Thompson.

In 2019, articles written by Thompson in 2018 and episodes of his "Redline with Bankole Thompson" radio show from 2015 and 2016 were added to the collection.


Bankole Thompson papers, 2006-2018

0.25 linear feet — 18.42 GB (online)

Bankole Thompson is a Michigan award-winning journalist and author who served as the senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle newspaper in Detroit from 2006 to 2015. He is known for his coverage of the 2008 presidential election and his one-on-one interviews with Barack Obama. The collection includes a selection of Thompson's writings and speeches, two books, biographical information, and episodes of Thompson's radio show.

The Bankole Thompson papers (0.25 linear feet and 18.42 GB) include writings and speeches, books, biographical information, episodes of his radio show, and information about the court case Edwards v The Detroit News and Thompson. The materials have been organized into one series, the Bankole Thompson papers.