We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members
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|Saturday, February 25, 2017
10 am - noon
|Michelle Obama Public Library
5870 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach 90805
|Celebration of African American History Month.
Join with the League and the National Council of Negro Women Long Beach Section as we celebrate the life of Ida B. Wells Barnett with a screening of the documentary
Ida B. Wells: Crusade for Justice, followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.
Ida B. Wells Barnett was born in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. The scourge of slavery still flourished throughout the American south. In her lifetime, which endured until 1931, Ida B. Wells Barnett, journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, feminist, early leader of the Civil Rights Movement, served as the most fearless and resolute fighter against lynching. And in 1909 Ida B. Wells Barnett became one of two African-American women founders of the NAACP.
This event is free and open to the public + invite a friend!
For additional information contact: Janeice McConnell 562|423-1208