Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862 and died in Chicago, IL in 1931. She was a teacher, journalist, activist, organizer, suffragette, and advocate for racial and gender equality. She is most remembered for her tireless campaign to end lynching.
In conjunction with the Urban Film Review, there will be a FREE screening of Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. (The museum is located in Grant Park right off of Boulevard).
The film chronicles the life, struggles, and accomplishments of one of the fiercest and determined figures in African American history. The audience will be lead in a discussion after the screening, which will be facilitated by educator and historian, Nasir Muhammad.