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Roundtable conversation moderated by Pamela Newkirk, with Paula Giddings, Shola Lynch, Louise Greaves, sculptor Richard Hunt, and Michelle Duster, great granddaughter of Ida B. Wells

October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ida B. Wells Photo Screening

Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in Black America during much of her lifetime (1863-1931) and was considered the equal of her well-known African American contemporaries such as Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice (1989, 55 min) by filmmaker William Greaves retells the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. Wells’ great-granddaughter Michelle Duster is working with the Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee to memorialize Wells in bronze. The monumental artwork will be located at 37th and Langley in Bronzeville, the Chicago neighborhood where she once lived, worked, and raised her family. The central sculpture will be created by sculptor Richard Hunt.

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Date:
October 23, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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https://nyuiaaa.org/event-items/film-screening-and-discussion-ida-b-wells-a-passion-for-justice/#

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Institute of African American Affairs
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(212)-998-2130
Email:
lom1@nyu.edu
Website:
https://nyuiaaa.org
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