Author Talk: Michelle Duster
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This program will be held via Zoom and is in partnership with CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society and supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities.
CCC and CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society present Michelle Duster, who will discuss her recent book “Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells” and Wells’ impact on American history. Ms. Duster is an author, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and gender equity. Ms. Duster’s advocacy has led to street names, monuments, historical markers, and other public history projects that highlight women and African Americans, including Wells. She is currently working on two children’s picture books that will be published by mid-2023 and several public history projects that will feature women trailblazers.
Ms. Duster co-wrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; co-edited Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism; Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change; Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her paternal great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles for TIME, Essence, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, People, Glamour, Daily Beast, and the North Star. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, WTTW, CBS & CW as well as numerous radio shows.