Ida B. Wells
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Ida B. Wells was an activist for women’s rights and racial equity. As a teacher-turned-journalist in Memphis, she wrote for local newspapers (an article lambasting the Memphis Board of Education cost Ida her teaching job) and investigated incidents of lynching. Coverage of this controversial issue forced her to leave Memphis permanently, where she continued her crusade in other cities as a powerful writer and speaker, ultimately bringing her wide, international recognition as a black leader.
Dori J. Maynard's Passing. Announcements:
Dori's Memorial in Oakland:
Monday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Plans for a memorial service in
Washington DC are pending.
Evelyn Hsu, MIJE Program Director
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