Ida B. Wells Symposia: Reading of "Miss Ida B. Wells" | Tar Heels Together

Ida B. Wells Symposia: Reading of “Miss Ida B. Wells”

PRESENTED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COALITION AND THE IDA B. WELLS SOCIETY AT UNC HUSSMAN SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MEDIA

Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-CH, conducts a matinee reading of excerpts from “Miss Ida B. Wells” by Endesha Ida Mae Holland. Moderated by Diane Robertson. 

This special performance is the third event in a series of six October 2020 virtual events honoring pioneering African American Journalist Ida B. Wells. 

More than a century after she began her journalistic work, Ida B. Wells was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. To celebrate the life and work of this pioneering Black journalist, advocate and educator, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC) is hosting a series of six virtual events throughout October 2020. The symposia of panel discussions, lectures, educator workshops, and performances aims to encourage the continued work of investigative journalism and increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color. No single person has used the power of words to fight racial violence more than Wells-Barnett, who shone “the light of truth” across the nation on lynching at its height between the 1890s and 1930s.

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