Great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells giving virtual talk Monday

  • Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of suffragist and journalist Ida B. Wells, will give a virtual talk Monday.

    Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of suffragist and journalist Ida B. Wells, will give a virtual talk Monday. Courtesy of Michelle Duster

  • Ida B. Wells, suffragist and journalist, died in 1931.

    Ida B. Wells, suffragist and journalist, died in 1931.

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 3/11/2021 4:32 PM

Michelle Duster will give a virtual talk at 7 p.m. Monday about the work and accomplishments of her paternal great-grandmother Ida B. Wells.

Duster is a professor, public historian and author of the book "Ida B., the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells" released in January.

 

Wells, who died in 1931, lived in Chicago. She fought for women's right to vote, was instrumental in the establishment of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and was awarded posthumously the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism.

Duster has continued the work of her great-grandmother by championing racial and gender equity. Her advocacy has led to the creation of public history projects celebrating the achievements of women and African Americans through street names, monuments and historical markers, according to a news release from the League of Women Voters of the Palatine area.

The free event is presented by the Palatine group, the NAACP and the Barrington Area Library. To register visit lwvpalatinearea.org/calendar.html.

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