Margena Christian Pens Tyler Perry Cover Story for Ebony

Ebony magazine cover featuring Tyler Perry

UIC Lecturer Margena Christian, Ed.D., wrote the cover story for Ebony's March 2020 issue, "Tyler Perry: Master of His Message."  The article discusses Tyler Perry's life, work, and legacy.

Perry called the issue "an inspirational keepsake."

Dr. Christian recently published a book about the founder of the company behind Ebony and Jet magazines, John H. Johnson, entitled Empire: The House That John H. Johnson Built. She is one of the founding faculty of the Professional Writing minor at UIC.