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July 2016

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Annual Festival and Commemorative Birthday Celebration

July 16, 2016 - 12:00

Ida B Wells-Barnett 20th Annual Festival & Birthday Celebration
Civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett may have died in 1931, but her contributions to issues still inspire generations later.

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The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Birthday Celebration will  provide a historical and educational experience in the birthplace of  Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who was born in Holly Springs on July 16, 1862. She became a journalist and public speaker who traveled throughout the United States and foreign countries bringing awareness to the issues of African-Americans and lynching. This annual event strives to promote, preserve, and protect the legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum will offer a tour that will provide attendees the cultural essence of the 19th century African-American family. Also enjoy the display for America’s civil rights "crusader for justice” at the Eddie L. Smith Multipurpose Center. The display will showcase artifacts, and civil rights era memorabilia.  For reservations and more information call the Museum at (662) 252-3232.