An Ida B. Wells Biography, Written by Her Great-Grandaughter, Will Be Released in 2021


Michelle Duster, author, educator, and the great-granddaughter of pioneering journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, announced that she will be publishing a biography about her great-grandmother’s extraordinary life and career. Ida B. the Queen is slated to be released in February 2021, according to One Signal Publishers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

“After working on various projects for over 30 years, it is exciting to finally see my great-grandmother’s sacrifice and legacy be fully recognized,” Duster said in a statement. “Ida’s life is well-known in some communities, but Ida B. the Queen will introduce her to a wider and different audience. I hope her story will inspire people to live their own truths as Ida did.”

By J’na Jefferson, The Root
Featured Image, Michelle Duster poses with a portrait of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells, in her home on Chicago’s South Side.Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast (AP Images)
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