Journalist and activist Ida B. Wells uncovered the fear of racism through investigative journalism and took great risks in combating fraud.
Wells’ life and groundbreaking work New WTTW Chicago Story Documentary Broadcast on Friday.
Film writer and producer Stacy Robinson said Wells has been in the spotlight lately, Renamed Downtown Chicago Street, Pulitzer Prize Special Quote And in other perceptions, her efforts may not have been fully valued in the decades immediately following her death in 1931.
“I think some of that has to do with how frank she was on her day,” Robinson said. “She was written from history, probably because of her lack of interest and emphasis on historical women, especially historical African-American women.”
Born into slavery in Mississippi just months before the Emancipation Proclamation, Wells went south before moving to Chicago after the threat continued and racist mobs destroyed the Memphis printing press. Recorded Lynch’s atrocities.
She also helped establish the NAACP, defended women’s rights, and paved the way for being one of the most important civil rights activists in the United States.
The one-hour movie “Aida B. Wells: Chicago Story Special” will air on Friday, May 21, at 8 pm on WTTW.
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