This award-wining film documents the life and times of Ida B. Wells, the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and an anti-lynching crusader of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although now almost forgotten, for a period of 40 years Wells’ stature in Black American was equal to that of such leaders as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. The story of this courageous woman’s fight for justice is told through her own writings, read by Nobel Prize-inning author Toni Morrison. Hundreds of archival photographs, rare lithographs, and interviews with historials and scholars help to create the period while shedding new light on Wells’ place in history.
A William Greaves film. 53 minutes.
Last Updated: 12/10/08