Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Branch
Zoom Webinar/Meeting [CH]

Event Details

White Oak Library District is pleased to partner with WTTW to offer this video program! Watch "Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special" anytime on your own device by clicking this URL

There are few Chicago historical figures whose life and work speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th century crusading investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist. In the wake of her recent posthumous Pulitzer Prize citation, Chicago street naming, and the release of a revealing new biography by her great-granddaughter, WTTW will premiere a new CHICAGO STORIES special that tells her story as never before.


On Friday, May 21 at 8:00 pm on all WTTW platforms, IDA B. WELLS, a Chicago Stories special and companion website, paints a deeply humanizing portrait of a woman who was uncompromising in her quest for justice. The program tells her story through interviews with her descendants and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and the landmark 1619 Project. 

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Event Type(s): Educational/How To
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors, Teens, Family, Children, Tweens
Jim Deiters