Speaking Topics

Representation and Historical Narratives in Monument Form

African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Inclusion

Ida B. Wells and Family Legacy of Determination, Education, & Agitation

Black Womanhood and Patriotism: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama

Entrepreneurs--Taking Care of Yourself While Pursuing Your Dream

Your Story, Your Voice: The Importance of Documenting, Preserving & Promoting Your Own History



Celebrating Life and Radical Spirit of Ida B Wells

Interview with Nina Turner at Ida B's Table & The Real News Network (2018)

Click here for video (1:11:06)

Overlooked:  Ida B. Wells

with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones; and sociologist & author Eve L. Ewing; moderated by WBEZ reporter & author Natalie Moore

2018 Chicago Humanities Festival with The New York Times, Chicago, IL

Click here for video (54.38)

Commemoration of the International Decade for People of African Descent with 

Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, Netsanet Tesfay, Esq, Lynn Rosenthal, and Benjamin Crump, Esq 

Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

United Nations, New York, NY

Daughters of Destiny: Living with History

with A'Lelia Bundles and Nettie Washington Douglass - Flint, MI 

Film Screening and Discussion:  Ida B. Wells A Passion for Justice

New York University - Institute of African American Affairs, Center for Black Visual Culture

Roundtable conversation moderated by journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk.  

Other panelists:  biographer Paula Giddings, archivist and filmmaker Shola Lynch, filmmaker Louise Greaves, and sculptor Richard Hunt

Hull House Hell-raisers: Chicago’s Reformers at the Turn of the Last Century 

with Julia Berkowitz and Stephanie Seawell 

Women Build Nations Conference, Chicago, IL

The Life and Times of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Social Justice Weekend

With Dr. Gemma Beckley and Dr. Hilda B. Williams.  Moderated by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Rust College - Holly Springs, MS

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Antioch College - Yellow Springs, OH 

Benedictine University - Lisle, IL 

Central State University - Wilberforce, OH    

Cheyney University - Cheyney, PA  

Chicago State University - Chicago, IL

Clark Atlanta University - Atlanta, GA

Coppin State University - Baltimore, MD  

Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH

DePaul University - Chicago, IL 

Loyola University - Chicago, IL

Nassau Community College - Garden City, NY  

Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL  

Northwestern University - Evanston, IL

Oakton Community College - Skokie, IL

Richland Community College - DeKalb, IL  

Rust College - Holly Springs, MS  

State University of New York  - Old Westbury, NY  

Texas Southern University - Houston, TX

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL  

University of Illinois - Chicago, IL

Wilbur Wright College - Chicago, IL


California Museum - Sacramento, CA

Chicago History Museum - Chicago, IL  

Civil War Museum - Kenosha, WI  

DuSable Museum - Chicago, IL  

National Public Housing Museum - Chicago, IL  

Northwest African American Museum - Seattle, WA

Underground Railroad Museum - Cincinnati, OH  


Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society - Chicago, IL 

Archival Education and Research Institute Conference - Tuscaloosa, AL

Association for the Study of African American Life and History  

Black Women's Blueprint - New York, NY

Chicago Black Authors Network - Chicago, IL

Chicago Women in Trades - Chicago, IL

Chicago Women Take Action - Chicago, IL

Ethical Humanist Society - Skokie, IL

Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce - Chicago, IL

Ida B's Table - Baltimore, MD

League of Women Voters - Washington State

Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP) - Bronx, NY  

Mather's More Than a Cafe - Chicago, IL

National Portrait Gallery - Washington, DC

Off-Campus Writers Workshop - Winnetka, IL  

Women of Dartmouth - Chicago, IL


Carey Tercentenary Church - Chicago, IL  

Crerar Memorial Presbyterian Church - Chicago, IL

First Presbyterian Church  - Chicago, IL  

Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church - Chicago, IL  

Greenwood Acres Baptist Church - Shreveport, LA

Second Presbyterian Church  - Chicago, IL

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church - Chicago, IL