Chicago vocalist Otis Clay passed away last Friday. He was 73 years old. His 50+ year career spanned Gospel, Soul, and Blues.Today, Ayana Contreras remembers her 2013 interview with Clay, and plays a few of her favorite tracks.
The Chicago Defender has been around for a long time--since 1905.And it’s always been more than a newspaper. It was a voice for the voiceless, a lamp that shed light on Jim Crow, and a catalyst for the Great Migration.