Great-granddaughter Fights to Properly Honor Ida B. Wells

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Jan 10, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 23:59 mins

(Originally aired 8/22/18) Guest: Michelle Duster, Author, Speaker, Lecturer of Business Writing, Columbia College Chicago And now, to a conversation about the contributions of Ida B. Wells, an 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. Last summer, we spoke with Michelle Duster, a great granddaughter of Wells, and a driving force behind efforts to honor her legacy. Fundraising for the first phase of a memorial to Ida B. Wells has since reached its $300,000 goal. Duster is a lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and member of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.

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