MOUNT VERNON – “I think Ida B. Wells should be remembered as an African-American woman who battled both racism and sexism at a time when it was extremely dangerous to speak out… She used her gift of writing, speaking and organizing to help shed light on injustice. She was extremely brave and held steadfast to her convictions despite being criticized, ostracized and marginalized by her contemporaries.” -Michelle Duster, great-great granddaughter of Ida B. Wells.
This coming Thursday, September 26, Sandra Quick will portray Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement, who was one of the founders of the NAACP and who fought for equality for African Americans, especially women. Sandra has portrayed several characters in the Chautauqua Series, most notably, Phyllis Wheatley.
Opening the program will be Bob Ford, bringing his own brand of music and entertainment to set the stage for special night, with a special lady.
The Chautauqua will be held in the lower level at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon).The facility is accessible for those with special needs. Doors open at 6 PM and program begins at 7 PM.
The Chautauqua Series is organized and brought to you by Elixir Presents, the Grand Hotel and supported in part by a generous grant provided by the Ariel Foundation. These programs bring year round living history to our community and are presented on a donation basis. All donations go to the performers.
For more information about this and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.