TKO: The Courageous Journalism Of Ida B. Wells
There may have been no American journalist more fearless than Ida B. Wells. Black and female at a time when there was little power in either, she covered the mistreatment of Black Americans at a time when it was not only tolerated, it was expected in many places.
Wells's birth as a slave, her thirst for knowledge, her relocation after a mob burned her printing press... these and more are recounted in the book Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells.
The author keeps it in the family: Michelle Duster is the great-granddaughter of Wells. She joins host Robert Goodwin in a special edition of The Keenest Observers.