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Publications & Podcasts

Ida B. Wells’ great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster, reflects on the extraordinary life and legacy of Wells-Barnett by taking us on a journey through her new book “Ida B. The Queen.” Wells was born into slavery in 1862 but by the late 19th century she had become a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher. As a skilled writer she documented and shed light on  the conditions that African Americans suffered throughout the South  and the lynching to foreign audiences. She was “the voice of the people.”

About the Author:

Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity. In over a decade, she has written, edited, or contributed to eleven books.  Including cowriting the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; coedited Shifts and Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles for EssenceRefinery29HuffPostTeen Vogue, and The North Star.

Buy the Book & Virtual Tour Dates Link: Ida B. The Queen – Michelle Duster

Chicago Tonight: “Black Voices”  Interview with Author Michelle Duster: WTTW – ‘Ida B. the Queen’: New Book Examines Legacy of Trailblazing Journalist

The Washington Post – Ida B. Wells, Black Journalist and Suffragist, Honored with New Barbie Doll

KION.com – PPS changes Wilson HS name to honor Ida B. Wells-Barnett

CNN.com – My great-grandmother exposed lynchings. This is what she would say about the Capitol riot

People.com – Kamala Harris and My Great-Grandma Ida B. Wells Have Much in Common (Including Feminist Husbands)

KnoxNews.com – Knoxville Author Captures Black Suffrage Movement Through the Eyes of A Child

NPR.org – Michelle Duster Reflects On Life Of Great Grandmother Ida B. Wells In New Biography

Interactive.wttw.com – A Remedy for Injustice: How Ida B. Wells Fought for Equal Education

Fairfield Sun Times – Great American Stories – Ida B. Wells’ Quotes

Interactive.wttw.com – Standing Up for Her Principles: Ida B. Wells and the Suffrage Movement

Interactive.wttw.com – Exposing the “Thread-Bare Lie”: How Ida B. Wells Used Investigative Journalism to Uncover the Truth About Lynching

ABC News – On Juneteenth, Descendants of America’s Black Change-Makers Speak Out About Preserving Ancestors’ Legacy

Dailytarheel.com – Ida B. Wells Symposia Kicks Off Six-Part Series on Legacy of 19th Century Journalist

MSN.com – Memphis Unveils Monument Honoring Suffrage Movement Leaders

The Commercial Appeal – Memphis Unveils Monument Honoring Suffrage Movement Leaders

Washington Post – Opinion: Michelle Duster on the Complexities of Being Ida B. Wells’s Great-granddaughter

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The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail website has been featured in several publications and podcasts throughout the state of Tennessee and has received national recognition. Below are some of the publications that have written articles and featured podcasts about the website and the women’s right to vote in the state of Tennessee.

Publications:

Downtown Memphis Commission – Equality Trailblazers: Memphis Suffrage Monument

The Leaf Chronicle – Tennessee Triumph Statue Set for Installation Ahead of 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

The University of Memphis – The Battle for the Ballot

New York Times – A Whitewashed Monument to Women’s Suffrage

The Tennessean – Celebrate a century of women having the right to vote

The Commercial Appeal – Suffrage trail honors a woman’s place — in Tennessee history

Suffrageandthemedia.org – The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail

Awesome Without Borders – Grant #328 Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail

National Collaborative for Women’s History Site – Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail

Rutgers – Teach A Girl To Lead – Women’s History State-by-State

MTSU Center for Historic Preservation Teacher Resources

The Jackson Sun – You’re invited: Reception honors Sue Shelton White

APSU commemorating women’s suffrage anniversary with year of special events

Only 100 years ago, Leaf-Chronicle editor’s wife faced down the impossible | Opinion

TheChattanoogan.com – Four Honored for Work in Arts, Heritage in Clarksville

Daily Memphian – Champion for Suffrage Monument Never Misses Beat, Chance to Vote

Tourism Industry is (Finally) Shining a Light on the Women of the World

http://Travelandleisure.com- Susan B. Anthony Childhood Home Renovations

TN Magazine: 10 Surprising Things About the Passage of Suffrage Amendment

The Commercial Appeal – American Women Vote Today Thanks to Tennessee, Yet that Message Needs to Be Amplified | Opinion

The Commercial Appeal – How Three Men, The ‘Suffragents,’Were Pivotal to Enacting Women’s Suffrage | Opinion

Brookings.edu – The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Suffrage to Women Essay

Memphis Magazine – Number 36

Number 36 – MemphisMagazine.com

Jacksonsun.com – West Tennessee’s Role in Women’s Right to Vote

WBBJ News – New Cemetery Marker Honors Late State Representative

Jacksonsun.com – Gibson County’s Banks Turner Secret Savior Women’s Suffrage Movement Honored with Historical Marker

USNews.com – Suffrage Movement Savior Honored With Historical Marker

Americans United: She Stood For Separation: Meet Charl Ormond Williams — Feminist, Advocate For Public Education And A Key Figure In The Founding Of Americans United

Channel 3 News: Memphis Suffrage Monument Unveiled Downtown

ABC 24 News: After 5 Years of Work, ‘Equality Trailblazers’ Monument Opens in Downtown Memphis

Smart City Memphis – The Golden Age of Memphis Monuments

Podcasts: 

WNYC: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/episode-3-pedestal 

(Paula Casey discussing suffrage public art)

Two Broads Talking Politics:

https://twobroadstalkingpolitics.com/blog/2019/06/04/episode-236 

(Paula Casey discussing the Heritage Trail)

NPR: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/episode-3-pedestal 

(Dr. Jan Sherman discussing Sen. Margaret Chase Smith’s run for the presidency)

Tennessee’s Role For Women’s Suffrage

WUTC.org – Centennial Idea Honor Womens Suffrage

Discovery Park of America – EP. 56, Paula Casey, The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage