The Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 962 , Segment 2
Episode: Stunt Girls
- Apr 15, 2021 7:00 pm
- 14:32 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 Wells' 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"