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May 12: Crusade for Justice-The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

Members’ Book Club Book of the Month:

The May book club book is Crusade for Justice-The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells by Ida B. Wells-one of the founders of the NAACP.

“No student of black history should overlook Crusade for Justice.”—William M. Tuttle, Jr., Journal of American History

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as a mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as a teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

Please join us! We will meet, via Zoom for now, once per month to talk and share our feelings about books we’ve read selected by our members. Everyone will have the opportunity to nominate books for future meetings.

We are meeting at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Criteria for book nominations includes anything related to the African-American experience and any books written by black authors regardless of topics.  To join, just send an email request to bookclub@sandiegonaacp.org

We look forward to reading with you!