One Book Watch Party: Ida B. Wells, A Passion for Justice
- Multi-day Event - Access Info Below
This film documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. 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. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison reads selections from Wells' memoirs and other writings. Winner of more than 20 film festival awards.
Watch the 55-minute film at the link. You'll need to log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.
One Book Steamboat
This is a featured event to enhance the 2020 ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT cross-generational community reading of the antiracist works of Ibram X. Kendi, because change demands community-wide education, introspection & action.