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CMSV Presents Ida B. Wells Documentary in Celebration of Black History Month


Riverdale, N.Y. – The Women’s Studies Program and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership at College of Mount Saint Vincent present a screening of the documentary, “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice,” followed by a discussion by English professor Tania Friedel at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 in the Alumni Pavilion on the Riverdale campus. The film, which is free and open to the public, documents the life and times of Ida B. Wells, the pioneering African-American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison reads selections from Wells’ memoirs and other writings in this winner of more than 20 film festival awards.

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