IDA B Wells Anniversary Tribute - Historic Blue Plaque Unveiling
On 12th February 2019, the Nubian Jak Community Trust will erect a blue plaque at the Edgbaston Community Centre. The location is the exact site of 66 Gough Road where Ida stayed in 1893.
For more information contact the
Or call Edgbaston Community Centre Direct Tel 0121 464 9665.
To comemorate this day three activities are planned
13:00 to 14:00 - The unveiling of the historic Ms IDA B Wells blue Plaque.
15:00 to 16:00 - A Workshop Ms Ida B Wells hosted by Natty Mark
18:30 to 20:30 - Panel Discussion hosted nby Professor Robert Beckford, Christ Canterbury University, Kent
Tickets are available for all three events
Dan Duster, Great grandson of Ida B Wells, Said:
As the great grandson, and on behalf of the family of Ida B. Wells, I am truly honored that you are paying tribute to my ancestor with the distinguished Blue Plaque. Her travels to the United Kingdom were significant in helping to sharpen her skills to fight for justice and equal rights. It was in the UK that she was able to further expose the international community to the extent, brutal violence, and reasons used for lynchings that were taking place in the US. She established alliances that lasted for decades and learned about community organizing, fundraising, plus creating women's clubs and organizations for social justice. Thank you for recognizing her contributions and for helping to promote and preserve her legacy. I am excited and humbled to participate in the ceremony on February 12!
Edgbaston Community Centre
40 Woodview Drive, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom