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Events in Atlanta area will promote new book about Ida B. Wells’ legacy

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Events in Atlanta area will promote new book about Ida B. Wells’ legacy

Ida B. Wells. Image obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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On Tuesday, Sept. 17, “Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time” will be released for sale, a book written by African-American theologian Catherine Meeks and Anglo pastor Nibs Stroupe, and its Foreword written by Stacey Abrams.

According to the “Encyclopedia of Race and Racism,” Wells was a journalist, suffragist and Civil Rights activist who was “best known for launching the nation’s first anti-lynching campaign in 1892.”

In addition, the introduction of the book is written by Wells’ great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster. According to a recent press release, she wrote, “As our country experiences efforts to divide and oppress people…the life and legacy of Ida B. Wells can be a guide and inspiration for those who are committed to equality and justice.”

Meeks and Stroupe offer Wells “as a model for the church: a profound witness for faith-based work of resistance and resilience, and a guide for those seeking to respond to the current state of affairs in the U.S.,” according to a recent press release.

Two Christian communities in the area will host an event for this book in the coming weeks.

A week after the book release, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:15 p.m., the Georgia Center for the Book invites Meeks and Stroupe to First Baptist Church of Decatur for a book talk. More information about this event can be found by clicking here.

A few weeks later, there will be a book launch on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., held at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. More information about this event can be found by clicking here.

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