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How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable - Christina Greer


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In the late 1800’s, lynchings were happening all over the American South, often without any investigation or consequences for the murderers. A young journalist set out to expose the truth about these killings. Her reports shocked the nation, launched her journalism career and a lifelong pursuit of civil rights. Christina Greer details the life of Ida B. Wells and her tireless struggle for justice.

The killing of her friends drove Wells to launch an investigation into lynchings, speaking publicly on the subject and raising money from Black organizations. Why do you think Ida B Wells was so courageous? Do you think she was putting herself and her family in danger by doing so? Is there a different strategy Wells could have taken during this time, especially as a Black woman? Are there certain circumstances that would change our opinion?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Christina Greer
  • Director Anna Nowakowska
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Music Matthias Runge
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

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