"Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells" Screening at Malco Studio on the Square

Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022
7:00pm
Jul 21, 2022 at 7:00pm – 7:00pm
Jul 28, 2022 at 7:00pm – 7:00pm
Price:

$10 - General Admission

Maclo Studio on the Square
2105 Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

Description:

"Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells"
A feature length documentary on civil rights activist Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)

Screening at Malco Studio on the Square
Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, July 28 | 7 pm

Tickets: $10
General Admission

Malco Studio on the Square
2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

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The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at The University of Memphis cordially invites you to one of two screenings of "Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells," a documentary on the life of civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, at the Malco Studio on the Square!

About "Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells"
Born into slavery, Ida B. Wells, like many African Americans, was determined to exercise newfound freedoms after the Civil War. However, after the United States government removed federal troops and oversight from the South, ending the period of Reconstruction (1865-77), a foreboding cloud loomed over African Americans' freedom and aspirations. In 1892, after the lynching of three African American men in south Memphis, Wells came into her own as a powerful and mobilizing journalist. She combined a keen intellect, powerful writing, and courage to challenge the practice of lynching and racism.

Today, the nation continues to struggle with issues of race, class, and gender. How did Wells navigate these problems in her time? How will we? "Facing Down Storms" explores the activism of Wells while encouraging the viewer to explore how to perfect democracy to achieve equality for all people.

"Facing Down Storms" is produced by Memphians about Memphian Ida B. Wells!

"Facing Down Storms" contains disturbing and graphic images of lynching. Viewer discretion is advised.