Thank you to those who were able to join us on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. for this live Zoom event with author and public historian Michelle Duster to discuss her recent book, Ida B. the Queen, about her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells.
Many thanks to our participants:
Michelle Duster, Ida B. Wells’ great-granddaughter, author and public historian
Charlotte Golar Richie, longtime advocate for racial equity and women’s political leadership, led a conversation Michelle Duster
Lori Cawthorne, President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Norfolk – Plymouth County Area Alumnae Chapter, moderated the Q + A
Katrina Huff-Larmond, Vice President, Suffrage100MA; member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Norfolk-Plymouth County Area Alumnae Chapter discussed the Deltas and their Partnership with Suffrage100MA
Fredie Kay, Founder & President, Suffrage100MA, MC
You can watch a recording of the event below. (Please note: we had an issue with video until minute 7. Audio works throughout)
A CONVERSATION WITH IDA B. THE QUEEN AUTHOR
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862. In this inspiring and accessible book, Michelle Duster shares the life and legacy of her great-grandmother Wells. She highlights the pioneering work as a journalist, anti-lynching crusader, and suffragist through a contemporary lens. Overlooked and underestimated, Wells single-handedly changed the course of American history and has inspired millions. IDA B THE QUEEN shines a bright light on one of the most extraordinary women in history.
Purchase the book here and support your local Black owned bookstore: Frugal Bookstore, Boston
Please join us for this free event! Registration is required. You will receive an email reminder when you register and again prior to the event from Suffrage100MA.
This event is sponsored by Suffrage100MA and is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Mass Cultural Council.
About the Author
Michelle Duster is an author, speaker, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and gender equity. She has written, edited, or contributed to sixteen books. Her most recent, released January 26, 2021, is IDA B THE QUEEN: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND LEGACY OF IDA B WE.LLS (Atria/One Signal Publishers)
She also co-wrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; co-edited Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism; Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change; Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles forTIME, Essence, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, The Hill, Daily Beast, and The North Star. She has appeared on television programs on MSNBC, CNN, WTTW, CBS & CW as well as numerous radio shows. Her advocacy has led to street names, monuments, historical markers, and other public history projects that highlight women and African Americans, including Wells.
Her many awards include the 2019 Multi-Generational Activist Award from the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth College.
She is a native Chicagoan who earned her B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College, and M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. She also completed MFA coursework in film and video production at Columbia College Chicago, As a creative outlet, Michelle makes beaded jewelry.