Ida B. Wells : a passion for justice

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  • Creator a film by William Greaves ; [presented by] WGBH Educational Foundation, WNET/Thirteen ; writer, William Greaves ; producers, William Greaves, Louise Archambault
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York] : William Greaves Productions, [1989] ©1989
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sound, color
  • OCLC ocm23735408
  • Credits
    • Narrator, Al Freeman, Jr
    • Editor, Gary Winter ; music, Kermit Moore


  • Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American activist who protested lynchings, unfair treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other examples of racism and injustice toward Afro-Americans around the turn of the century.


  • The memoirs of Ida B. Wells read by Toni Morrison.
  • Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program The American experience.
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