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Black Women and Patriotism: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama

Presentation by: Michelle Duster


In celebration of Black History Month, Friends of Historic Second Church will co-host author, speaker and educator Michelle Duster in a lecture in the sanctuary of Historic Second Church at 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. Duster co-edited Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change, co-wrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream, plus wrote and edited books that include the writing of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells, Ida in Her Own Words and Ida From Abroad. Her most recent book that she co-edited is Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls.

Michelle was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and her M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. She has received numerous awards including the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth College. She currently teaches business writing at Columbia College Chicago and is working on several new book projects to be completed in the next two years.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Second Presbyterian Church and Glessner House Museum.

Free admission. Reservations not required.