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Ida B. and Beyond

Ida B. & Beyond Conference

(Southeast Colloquium Pre-Conference)

UTK 2015 Ida B. Wells Conference on USTREAM: 

Thursday, March 26

Session I: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Rethinking the Life & Career of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Black Cultural Center

Moderator: Amber Roessner, University of Tennessee

Discussant: Mia Bay, Rutgers University

  • RJ Vogt, The University of Tennessee The Advocacy Journalism of Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Jinx C. Broussard, Louisiana State University Ida B. Wells: Social Reform through the Power of Public Relations
  • Danianese Woods, The University of Southern Mississippi The Man Beside the Woman: A Historical Account of the Life & Legacy of Ferdinand L. Barnett
  • Jodi Rightler-McDaniels, South College Considering the Legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s Anti-Lynching Crusade in Public Memory

Noon to 2 p.m. — Lunch with Keynote Speaker Mia Bay at Copper Cellar

Session II: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Beyond Ida B. Wells: Considering the Connection Between Wells and Alternative Reform Movements, Black Cultural Center

Moderator/Disscussant: Amber Roessner, University of Tennessee

  • Susan I. Gray, Fairfax Museum Curator
  • Dr. Kate Waller Barrett: More than a Mother to Many
  • James McGrath Morris, Independent Scholar & Biographer

Ethel Payne: The First Lady of the Black Press

  • Chandra Clark, Florida A&M University

What Would Ida Do? Assertaining the Relevancy of Ida B. Wells’ Legacy to Journalism Students at an HBCU

Session III: Reception & Keynote

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  —  Ida B. & Beyond Reception, Baker Center

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  — Ida B. & Beyond Keynote with Mia Bay, Baker Center

Friday, March 27

Session IV: Finale

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Lunch with Author James McGrath at Copper Cellar

  • James McGrath Morris, Independent Scholar & Biographer Eyes on the Struggle—Ethel Payne: The First Lady of the Black Press