Jacksonville Public Library Event Calendar


Date: 8/14/2021
Time: 2:00 PM -
Title: In-Person Film Screening: Ida B. Wells, Chicago Stories Documentary
Contact: Sarah,
Location: Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Description: On a September day in 1883, 21-year-old Ida B. Wells was on a train from Memphis to her teaching job in Shelby County, Tennessee. Aboard the ladies' car, Ida read her newspaper. When the conductor began collecting tickets, he told Ida that the car she was in was for white ladies only. After she refused, the conductor and another train employee removed Ida 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. She became an investigative journalist, early leader in the civil rights movement and was one of the founders of the NAACP. 

With special permission from PBS, the library will be screening a Chicago Stories documentary about Ida B. Wells on Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m. No registration required; masks required for those who are unvaccinated. Snacks and drinks will be provided.   

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