Semi-Colon Book Club: Ida B Wells: A Passion for Justice Documentary

  • 2/22/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • 2950 Gilbert Ave
  • Cincinnati, OH 45206
  • Semi-Colon Book Club: Ida B Wells: A Passion for Justice Documentary

    Join the Semi-Colon Club; a monthly book club at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. In the 1830's and 40's, Harriet developed her writing skills in historic Semi-Colon club led by her Uncle Samuel Foote and attended by other historic greats such as Elizabeth Blackwell and her family, Salmon P. Chase and Dr. Daniel Drake. Today the Stowe House pays homage to her mentors by offering a monthly book club where members discuss books and films focused on equality activists and social justice causes. This year's theme for the Stowe House is: the Year of the Woman!!

    Kick off our the Year of the Woman Semi-Colon Club viewing and discussing an award-winning documentary. Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African-American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period.

    The Semi-Colon Club was a literary discussion group Harriet joined while living in Cincinnati. Our Semi-Colon Club discusses the issues that make up Harriet’s legacy--from the 19th century until the present day.