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

  • Hill Center DC 921 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)

She insisted, resisted, and persisted — In Memphis, Tennessee, 1892, from the pages of her newspaper The Free Speech [and Headlight], journalist Ida B. Wells launches a blistering and unrelenting crusade against lynching and racial injustice. September 13, Hill Center will host a special presentation of scenes from Michon Boston’s play “Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells,” directed by Michi Jones, followed by a discussion with the playwright and special guests  about the fascinating life of Ida B. Wells and the current state of investigative reporting and social justice journalism in a “post-truth” era.