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    East Lynne Theater Company presents IDA B. WELLS: 1909 Speech for the NAACP

    East Lynne Theater Company

    Where:
    600 Hughes Street
    Cape May, NJ, PA 08204
    When:

    Thursday January 28th 2021 to Sunday February 28th 2021

    • Sundays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    • Mondays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    • Tuesdays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    • Wednesdays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    • Thursdays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    • Fridays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    • Saturdays

      12:00 AM to 11:30 PM

    East Lynne Theater Company presents Stephanie Garrett reading a speech by Ida B. Wells (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), “Lynching, Our National Crime,” which was filmed at the Cape May Presbyterian Church in Cape May, NJ. Wells delivered this speech at the National Negro Conference (forerunner to the NAACP) in NYC in the spring of 1909.

     

    Her work began in the early 1890s, and by 1909, she was the most prominent anti-lynching campaigner in the United States. She received the Pulitzer Prize in the spring of 2020 for her outstanding and courageous reporting. This award is posthumous, but timely. The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 to uplift “excellence in journalism.” Based on her investigations, she wrote that “ten thousand Negroes have been killed in cold blood (through lynching) without the formality of judicial trial and legal execution.”

     

    The premiere is on Direct link for viewing on ELTC’s YouTube Channel is https://tinyurl.com/ELTC-IDABWELLS.

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