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A Conversation Worth Having: Ida B. Wells

A Conversation Worth Having: Ida B. Wells

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

We are happy to announce the newest program as a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection: A Conversation Worth Having.

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual collection of talks, speeches, poetry, music, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. You can join us from anywhere around the world, as this is a virtual event > https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n

For Monday, November 23, we are focusing our program on Ida B. Wells, investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Over the course of a lifetime dedicated to combating prejudice and violence, and the fight for African-American equality, especially that of women, Wells arguably became the most famous black woman in America.

Biography: Ida B. Wells (6:12)
TED-Ed: How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable (4:50)
Nikole Hannah-Jones tells the story of investigative journalist Ida B. Wells (3:52)
Panel discussion: Overlooked – Ida B. Wells (54:38)
Explore this Ida B. Wells mosaic, a monument of the fight for women’s suffrage (0:47)

We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn ALL November long!

Monday, November 9: James Meredith
Monday, November 16: Emmett Till
Monday, November 23: Ida B. Wells
Monday, November 30: Dorothy Height

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November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm