Descendants’ Series: Ida B. Wells and Family Legacy of Determination, Education, & Agitation

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October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michelle Duster is an award-winning author, speaker, and educator.  Her professional background includes two decades of writing in advertising and marketing communications. Since 2008 she has written, edited and contributed to nine books and dozens of articles. She is active with several committees and boards to develop city, state, and national public history projects that focus on the contributions African Americans and women have made to the United States. 

In Chicago she has worked to honor the legacy of her paternal great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells.  She was involved and supported the efforts to have a major downtown Chicago street renamed to Ida B. Wells Drive, an honorary street named Ida B. Wells Way, an historical marker placed to honor the Ida B. Wells Homes.  She is working on a committee to develop an Ida B. Wells monument and involved with efforts to create state-wide honors to Illinois suffragists.

This is the kick off for our Descendants’ series that will highlight the narratives of enslaved African Americans, civil rights activists and voices that are important to the history and construct of our country. Throughout our series you will have an opportunity learn about the lives and legacies of important figures in history through their descendants.
Date and Time: Thursday October 24, 2019 7 PM.
Event: Descendants’ SeriesIda B. Wells and Family Legacy of Determination, Education, & Agitation by Michelle Duster
Presented by: Northwest African American Museum
Free and Open to the Public


October 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm