EventsIda B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Film Screening

Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Film Screening

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


On a September day in 1883, 21-year-old Ida B. Wells boarded a train from Memphis to her teaching job in Shelby County, Tennessee. Sitting in the ladies’ car, Wells read her newspaper. When the conductor began collecting tickets, he told Wells that the car she was in was for white ladies only. After she refused, the conductor and another train employee removed Wells by force as white passengers cheered them on. But for Ida B. Wells, the fight didn’t stop there. If anything, that moment was just the beginning of a life devoted to the fight for justice.

Join Pullman Branch Library as we host an online viewing and discussion of the documentary. Following the screening will be a facilitated discussion on the documentary. The documentary can also be accessed in full courtesy of WTTW Chicago on their site. 

How to Attend

Register here for the film discussion taking place on Zoom. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. Register the day before the event. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

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Automatic transcription is included in all CPL events using Zoom. Need live captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4072 or email Requests for live captioning must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

Nikole Hannah-Jones on the legacy of Ida B. Wells 

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