Ida B. Wells the Queen by Michelle Duster

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Journalist, suffragist, and co-founder of the NAACP, Ida B. Wells was a trailblazer, committed to the needs of those who did not have power. A century after her death, Wells’s genius is being celebrated in popular culture through song, public artwork, and landmarks. Writer Michelle Duster’s latest book, Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells pays tribute to this transformational leader, who also happens to be her great-grandmother. Duster and Scelfo discuss the enduring legacy of this civil-rights icon.