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"Sharp as a Steel Trap:" A Documentary Film on Ida B. Wells and the City of Memphis

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change / The University of Memphis
Memphis

 

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will produce a documentary film based on the life of a young Ida B. Wells, her experience in the city of Memphis, and her campaign against the practice of lynching in the United States. 

The documentary will examine her activism in order to provide a greater understanding of how some issues regarding race in our nation have changed over time, while other issues appear inextricable and thus requiring a greater commitment from our citizens to obtain equality.

2015