Ebony releases Michael Jackson book

July 13, 2009 (CHICAGO) Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, Ne-Yo, Rev. Al Sharpton, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Suzanne de Passe and many others shared their inner-most thoughts on the late King of Pop in Ebony Magazine's Michael: In His Own Words.

Scheduled for release the week of July 13, the exclusive commemorative book will feature never-before-seen photos of Michael, his family and many others along with various stories from those who truly loved him.

"Michael was a genius. Michael was a researcher. He'd study, study, study. He was one of the greatest listeners I know," said Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.

As the world's largest Black magazine, Ebony has documented the superstar's life since the beginning of his phenomenal career with thousands of photos and countless articles. For the first time, Ebony has opened the archives like never before to help celebrate Michael Jackson's incredible legacy.

Ebony magazine, the number one magazine for African-Americans, is published monthly and reaches over 12 million readers with each issue. Published by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., the largest black-owned publishing company in the world, Ebony magazine was founded in 1945 by the late Publisher and Chairman John H. Johnson. Linda Johnson Rice is chairman and CEO and Anne Sempowski Ward is president and COO.


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