In Her Footsteps: Ida B. Wells Webinar
June 22nd - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an investigative journalist, civil rights activist, and suffragist. Wells gained national recognition for her journalistic investigations of lynching in the American south. She eventually moved to Chicago due to increasing threats and the eventual destruction of her newspaper the Free Speech. In Chicago, she continued her activism in spite of racial and sexist prejudice, working with others to found many civil rights organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Jenn Edginton, ISM Director of Interpretation, will present this program.
When it comes to women from Illinois history, you might recognize a name but not be able to remember her whole story, or even why she was well known. You might not even know that a name you know has connections to Illinois. The “In Her Footsteps” series, invites you to learn more about four well-known Illinois women, their achievements, and their connections to Illinois.
This Webinar is being offered by the Illinois State Museum. As part of Women’s History Month, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) is offering “In Her Footsteps Series” beginning this March through June. Each program in the series will occur online on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.