Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity.
Ida B. Wells devoted her life to lifting up those without power. And her story resonates as much today as it did in her day. Michelle Duster is a great-granddaughter of Wells, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the Civil Rights icon’s strategies for giving a voice to the voiceless and how they might be used in present-day America. Her new book is called “Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells.”
As part of our Black History Month coverage, we take time to celebrate one of the country’s Black pioneers: journalist, antilynching activist, suffragette, and NAACP co-founder Ida B. Wells. We speak to Wells’ great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster, about her new book Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells.
As we continue to mark Black History Month, the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells and author of "Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells" Michelle Duster joins CBS News' Adriana Diaz to discuss the life and legacy of the pioneering journalist and anti-lynching crusader.
Michelle Duster discusses ‘Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells” (One Signal, Jan. 26), an illustrated biography and “warm remembrance of a civil rights icon” (Kirkus). Then our editors offer reading recommendations for the week, with books by Dovey Roundtree Johnston and Katie McCabe, Tess Sharpe, Jerry Seinfeld, and Sarah Moss.
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3 hours, 54 seconds
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