“To Strike at a King”

Last week the Wayne State University Libraries hosted the second annual Writing & Publishing Workshop. On Friday night the keynote speaker was author Michael Ranville author of To Strike at a King: The Turning Point in the McCarthy Witch Hunt. The film is the story of Milo Radulovich of Dexter, MI, lost his job with the Air Force when he was accused of associating with “Communists.” The so-called Communists were his father, an immigrant who subscribed to newspapers from his homeland written in his native language, and his sister who had helped picket the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit when it refused accommodations to the black singer Paul Robeson. Michael Ranville is an excellent speaker and the story of Milo Radulovich was made into an Oscar nominated movie, “Good Night and Good Luck”, starring George Clooney.

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