Black & Published

Of People & Place with Dawn Turner

September 20, 2022 Nikesha Elise Williams / Dawn Turner Season 3 Episode 3
Black & Published
Of People & Place with Dawn Turner
Show Notes

On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Dawn Turner, author of the memoir, Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood. An award-winning author and journalist who's reported all over the world, Dawn is a former columnist for the Chicago Tribune where she spent 15 years writing about race, politics and people whose stories are often dismissed and ignored. In 2018, she established the Dawn M. Turner and Kim D. Turner Endowed Scholarship in Media at her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

In our conversation, Dawn explains how her global dreams started with her parents "pointing her towards the sun." She also divulges the secret she kept in shame until writing her memoir made her relive her vulnerable moments. And she explains why even though her memoir  chronicles abortion, addiction, murder, and incarceration she believes this is still a story of redemption. 

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