Speaking Topics

Representation and Historical Narratives in Monument Form

African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Representation

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

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

Using Grassroots Efforts and Social Media to Support a Cause

Unspoken Challenges of Pursuing Your Dream

Select List of Speeches and Presentations



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


Chicago History Museum - Chicago, IL  

Civil War Museum - Kenosha, WI  

DuSable Museum - Chicago, IL  

National Public Housing Museum - Chicago, IL  

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

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

Mather's More Than a Cafe - Chicago, IL

Off-Campus Writers Workshop - Winnetka, IL  

Women of Dartmouth - Chicago


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



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

Overlooked:  Ida B. Wells

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

Chicago Humanities Festival with New York Times, Chicago, IL

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