Great-Grandaughter Fights to Properly Honor Ida B. Wells
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 883 , Segment 6
Episode: World Events and Turkey’s Currency Crisis Explained, Face-Recognizing Software Helps Kids With Autism Communicate, Great-Grandaughter Fights to Properly Honor Ida B. Wells
- Aug 22, 2018 9:00 pm
- 24:35 mins
Guest: Michelle Duster, Author, "Ida From Abroad," Speaker, Lecturer of Business Writing, Columbia College Chicago The courageous African American journalist who was born enslaved near the end of the Civil War, sued a railroad for discrimination, and risked her life to expose the violence of lynching in the Jim Crow South, may soon have a proper memorial to her legacy. A driving force behind honoring Ida B. Wells is her great granddaughter, Michelle Duster, who is a lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.