Fri, Jun 07 | Wildflower Church

Film Screening/Discussion: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

Registration is Closed
Film Screening/Discussion: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

Time & Location

Jun 07, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Wildflower Church, 1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

About the event

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. Film includes Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison reading selections from Wells' memoirs and other writings. Join us for the screening and discussion with light snacks provided.