Ida B. 'n the Lynching Tree
Summary: Ida B. ‘n the Lynching Tree
is based on the foremost African American female
journalist of the 19th century, Miss Ida B. Wells. A
founding member of the NAACP, Ida B. Wells was
characterized as courageous, fearless, and militant.
The play moves swiftly through major events in the
life of Miss Ida B. Wells, from her birth on July
16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to the
Memphis lynchings of March 9, 1892, which resulted
in her lifelong crusade against lynching and
inequities, brought about by Jim Crow laws in the
historic play is suitable for English, drama, and
history classes. An excellent supplemental
reference, Ida B. ‘n the Lynching Tree
brings 19th century race relations in the United
States to life for students.
Nur Wistrand was awarded a “Confronting Racism
Grant” (2000) from the Mott Foundation to research
and write the script for high school students as a
vehicle to reflect and dialogue on historical issues
relating to racism.
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