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Michael: Our Icon – Ebony Magazine September 2009

Ebony devotes 20-page section to celebrate

the life of music legend
Michael Jackson

While
knee-deep in completing the September issue, Ebony made the decision to
switch gears and carve out a 20-page tribute to America’s pop icon,
Michael Jackson. This special ded
ication takes a closer look into
Michael’s life as a freedom fighter, philanthropist, friend, family
man, entertainer and businessman. “So many people in Hollywood betrayed
him, people he trusted. Hollywood turned on him. He was sensitive. You
could not find a person who cared more about [other people’s]
suffering,” said Steve Manning, Michael’s friend of 40 years.  
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To create the special section devoted to Michael Jackson, our team
combed through old EBONY magazines and our photo archives in search of
everything MJ. We had volumes to go through, starting with Ebony Jr.
all the way through the last interview and photo shoot with Michael
Jackson in 2007 that appeared in EBONY magazine. Everyone gathered
stories about who Michael Jackson really was and his impact on Black
America and the world. We looked back into our 2007 photo shoot and
found images we shot behind the scenes. The result is this celebration
of Michael Jackson, the man whom Berry Gordy so aptly labeled, “The
greatest entertainer that ever lived.”

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