The Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

The Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

Constant Wonder

Ida B. Wells

Episode: Ida B. Wells

  • Feb 9, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 33:13 mins

Before she was an activist and important member of the civil rights movement, Ida B. Wells, at age 16, took it on herself to support her orphaned siblings. She was fearless and unflappable in every aspect of her life, earning her the designation of "the Queen," (long before Beyoncé came along). We hear her life story from Well’s great-granddaughter. Guest: Michelle Duster, Writing Professor at Columbia College Chicago, historian, champion of racial and gender equity, and author of "Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells"