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Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells

Transforming audiences into advocates

Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells

Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells

Date:
Time: 7:00 pm

SHE INSISTED RESISTED and PRESISTED
In Memphis, Tennessee, 1892 from the pages of her newspaper The Free Speech, journalist Ida B. Wells Launches a blistering and unrelenting crusade against lynching and racial injustice.

A special presentation of scenes from Michon Boston’s play Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells (based on real events) directed by Michi Jones followed by a discussion about the fascinating life of Ida B. Wells and the current state of reporting and social justice journalism in a “post-truth” era. Guest speakers include journalist Jonetta Rose Barras, and investigative reporter Dan Moldea.

Tickets available at hillcenterdc:org/events/iolas-letter-by-michon-boston
Ticket price includes a donation to the Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Exellence.