Best-selling author and famed Smith College Africana studies professor, Paula J. Giddings, will give the second annual Ida B. Wells Lecture on November 8 in Mary Baldwin’s Francis Auditorium at 7 p.m.
The talk, titled “Ida B Wells: Race, Gender, and the Vote,” will be drawn from research Giddings conducted while writing her 2009 biography, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching.
The tome was named a Washington Post and Chicago Tribune book of the year, and won numerous awards — including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Association of Black Women Historians’ Letitia Woods Brown Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award.