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"ida b wells" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Forecast coming up at 6 15. Our top local story on news radio wbm, a 9 year old boy who fell through ice on a retention pond in aurora and a woman who tried to help him or rescued by two aurora police officers. Investigators say the boy had gone on to the pond at the Fox point apartment complex to retrieve a football Wednesday afternoon, and then the woman went into rescue him. That's when the two police officers swam to rescue the boy and helped the woman get to shore safely. One of those officers is Andrew Sutherland, who told CBS two. You know, that adrenaline dump that goes on in a situation like that. I don't remember the cold at all. Police say the boy, the woman and the officers were treated for minor injuries. Two boys who were rescued from a frozen pond in Palatine have died. Esparza tells us what happened. Two boys died hours after being pulled from a pond on Wednesday afternoon in suburban Palatine. Palatine police and fire officials responded to calls of a group of juveniles who fell into a pod in the 800 block of west panorama drive two boys four and 6 were pulled from the pond and were taken to the hospital. The younger boy who was transferred to advocate Lutheran general hospital in park ridge was pronounced dead just before midnight, the older boy who was transferred to Christ medical center in Oak Lawn died a few hours later, Miguel Esparza, one O 5 9, wbm. There were giant balloons, floats, bands, celebrities, and equestrian units along state street. It was Chicago's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. There were over 80 units performing in the parade that started at Ida B wells and headed north on state to Randolph. A man is dead after he was shot on Chicago's south side. Police say the body of the 38 year old man was found on a sidewalk at a 112th street near Perry avenue. Investigators say the man
"ida b wells" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Helping him. No, it doesn't sound upholster there. Everyone. Everyone got stupid. What's up? No. No. Stupid enough to thank you for hershel walker. Because everybody we have that. It's the Allen keys theory at play and it still doesn't work. We have this trickle down stupid, but you know it happened. You know, I mean, it's still uncomfortably close. Warnock is ahead, but what do you make of the whole, you know, the Stacey Abrams is not doing as well, that looks like, you know, Warnock is doing much better. I try to remember that Hillary was supposed to win according to polls. But remember, you know, I think that we got to be careful with polls. We don't tell people anything when they call us. We don't answer the phone if we don't own the number. What they call us. They don't answer. We don't call, but if they do, we don't answer the phone, because we don't know the number. You have land lines, 'cause they call those for these polls. Older black people have landmarks. Old people watching the news at dinnertime with landlines pick up calls for polls. Quinnipiac only has camp ahead by one point. Yeah, yeah. I think that you can't, you know, I think that polling is polling. And I do believe that people are far more energized than they, than you can show. And the environment's really hostile. So I feel like that people aren't, you know, this isn't a lawn slime time. If you're not in a safe area, you know, this isn't a time where people are like, you know, because they need to be able to get in and out of their house and their day without being attacked. And they still think they're underestimating the pink tsunami. They think what do they think? Women are dumb. Like we've forgotten already about roe. I mean, they're pretending. And this didn't happen. They're pretending women are not registered. Their numbers everywhere. Sorry, French. It's absolutely true. And I think that this is a thing. One in four women have an abortion. Women are lying. Yeah. You know? And I think that people say one thing out loud and they do another thing in the booth. That anti choice candidates, if you have to be in a very red place for them to win. And I think that I do believe I agree with other people like, hell, I think that we're about to see we're about to, I really do believe we're going to end up with control of both houses. And Congress. And more senators. I really do think we're going to get out of this 50 50 ahead. Yeah. I just don't think that that's not an interesting race for the media. So I think that they try to gin up, you know. She's not lying. John will get to take on that after the break, but I think you're right. The premise is the black people are dumb in Georgia and the women are dumb. And we've forgotten already about rose. We'll get to John. And more Fridays for Francois on the Stephanie Miller show. Information is power. Stay informed to know what's going on. Staying in for gives me the power of knowledge. I wake up. You need to know what happened. I turn on the radio. Because information is power. It's only the CPT a 20. Where facts matter? This is a W CPT civil rights snapshot. We all know the story of Rosa Parks, but she was not the first woman of color to refuse to give up her seat. In 1884, Ida B wells was thrown off of a train after refusing to go to the back after buying a first class ticket. After this incident, wells began writing articles about the issues of race and
"ida b wells" Discussed on WCPT 820
"A W CPT civil rights snapshot. We all know the story of Rosa Parks, but she was not the first woman of color to refuse to give up her seat. In 1884, Ida B wells was thrown off of a train after refusing to go to the back after buying a first class ticket. After this incident, wells began writing articles about the issues of race and politics in the south. Welles articles also talked about her time being a teacher in a segregated school, which later led to her being fired. Wells later turned her attention to anti lynching after three of her friends were murdered and hung before they could have a trial. Even traveling down to the south risking her own life to get information on lynching, taking her anti lynching campaign to The White House in 1898 and wouldn't be signed into law until 1918. Wells was a fighter for so many women and people of color. Just a little something to think about when you get off of two 90, please stay vigilant about our civil rights. The fight is never over. This is a T veteran minute. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, men of all races across the country volunteered to join the fight, despite the United States Army, being heavily segregated. Black enlistees were mostly assigned to combat support roles. But this didn't stop lieutenant colonel Paul L Bates, who knew of the racism and pushed his soldiers to achieve excellence. The 761st tank battalion was formed in the spring of 1942. It contained 30 black officers, 6 white officers, and 676 enlisted men. The
"ida b wells" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The elephants Gerald and Frank I fields of the world as well. So it was, well, it was recorded by something like, I don't know, a 172 people or something. So it was around for a long time. But Bobby hebb did it so nicely. He would have turned 84 this week. Like I said, 1966, that was on Phillips sketch number 40 on the R&B charts 39 on the pop charts. All right, so we're talking cemeteries here a moment. And we're going to do that with Bill in Chicago, who I had a feeling he might know of something about this, so Bill, welcome back to WGN radio. Yeah, you mentioned when you're talking to Scotty. 6000 confederate soldiers buried in there. Yeah. And the thing I was, I knew people that used to live in that area years ago. And they used to talk about as cemetery, it was haunted. I think it's still is. But they used to say that the confederate soldiers would march in formation in the cemetery. Interesting. You ever know and it also is not a cemetery, but right near there, not too far away, University of Chicago old stag field that used to be an ad and splitter beneath there. And I knew guys that went to University of Chicago back when they were working on splitting the atom. And the centrifuge is underneath the football field. And when they had run that thing, if you'd stand to watch, you could see the dust or the dirt on the ground bounce up an inch. It was running underneath there. Underneath the old stack field. But no, there's a lot of fun and cemeteries. That's the one Scott you're seeing in Oakland. Yeah, and we have a new first cottage and two there, but they said, I don't know if they still do or not, but they said years ago. They could see sold the country's soldiers. Well, I wouldn't be surprised because it was a mass grave. You know, so those are probably disincarnate spirits who are pretty upset. There also was a smaller memorial of union soldiers there as well. So I don't know, but yeah, we'll see there was a confederate prison camp out this way back then. Right. And when they died, that's where they bury him in his head turned out to be open with cemetery. But it has a big wall around the 71st street in the context of a side. But they got moved. Something happened there was that fire like in 1871, the Chicago fire, and they had been buried at cam Douglas, and they were exhumed and moved to where they are. That might have upset it. That might upset them too. Who knows? Yeah, I could have upset him right, right, but I know that that's where they are now and it's a man as symmetry. It's. Interracial cemetery. Well, I can see that with Ida B wells and Harold Washington and Jesse Owens as I mentioned and others. As well. There's people I know that died that's been buried in there too. Now, Enrico Fermi. Which is still the Fermi lab, right? Yeah, talk about physicists. So they have sections like it says they have a separately maintained Jewish section for instance. They probably have other sections as well. A lot of cemeteries do that have ethnicity. But it's a big place and I used to I used to work years all back in the late 60s and until they closed in 75 years to work at the old south shore country club. And I used to have to stand when it was dark and the winter time. Right across that symmetry and catch the bus. Interesting. Yeah, well, apparently whatever ghost Marianne saw, Michael Michael something, I don't know about green. I did find a lot of greens in the cemetery, no Michael greens, but other greens, including Nancy green, who was the first woman to portray, so I don't know who Michael is in particular, but fascinating as far as far as that goes. Oh, curiosity. Maybe you heard many of your listeners in eastern Kentucky, or you get them from there. But no, nobody's called in. I just curious because I know they said they've found they found 9 or ten people so far. Yeah, it was still not missing, right? I know they confirmed 8 dead the last I heard. And I think it was on the 10 o'clock news here. I think they said 9. Okay. Understood. And they showed a picture where this house was floating right now. Oh yeah. And if you're not in an area that is at all prone to flash flooding, you don't understand the force of this. And I know it. Well, look at look at over the weekend in St. Louis. Well, absolutely. It closed. It closed I 70 and 55 all of them because they were rescuing people by boat. Yeah. Their cars and stuff, right? I mean, I've been heavy rains for mice can't fathom. 12 or so inches in like a matter of four or 5 hours, I just can't. Well, what's really. And we're in a very where we are broadcasting a very flash flood prone area. In fact, yesterday we had ten different alerts for it. But it's been Arizona. Yeah, we're absolutely. And where we are because of the wildfires, it burns everything and then makes it like an E slope for the right. You can just oh yeah. And you really can't imagine the speed of this, how quickly this happens. Oh, I know. It just comes all of a sudden. Yeah, exactly. And that's the part that there's no, it's not a warning, it's not like they give you an hour from now you better move out your house is going to flood. And that's why they give you the warnings. They give you the watches, you know, saying this might happen. Right, but unfortunately you get so many watches that you get very blase about them after a while. They say, yeah, yeah, yeah. And then next, it's whammy, you know what I mean? Yeah. Well, the current Chicago this week since Saturday,
"ida b wells" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Rain upper 70s for a high 63 O'Hare 65 midway 60° at the lakefront It's painful at the pump with record high gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend The national average for our gallon of regular is four 60 in Illinois four 97 Chicago 5 39 President Biden says the U.S. is going through a quote incredible transition phase and when it's over the country will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels Hours after Chicago police superintendent David Brown discussed crime in the city and on the CTA a man riding a blue line train that will Sal and Ida B wells was found fatally stabbed in the chest It occurred just one day before Chicago police are set to cancel a week's worth of days off leading up to the holiday weekend to combat crime a special city council meeting is set for tomorrow to address the city's crime plan Doctors in Washington state are the latest to announce they're treating a patient with suspected cases of monkeypox bringing the number of states investigating now to 5 the U.S. government releasing some vaccines from the national stockpile but the CDC says that's for a small number of people and it is not for the general public WS news time is one 31 To the roads we go I 57 inbound crash investigation where the right lane is closed at sibley boulevard and we continue to have the tri state southbound problem around central road We have enacted two left lanes are blocked This is all due to the fatal crash from early this morning that involved 8 vehicles one other person was injured by bringing you another traffic update in 15 minutes Sponsored by blind stir Do you need new blinds or shades Blind stir offers custom a blind shades and cheddars shipped directly to you at prices less than big box retailers This it blinks there dot com now to say 50% off.
"ida b wells" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And I think we need those things Some people say we're doing better why bring it up Why do those kinds of things if we don't do it If we forget we subject to repeat and do the same thing we did before So you need these benchmarks or science kind of like on the highway when you're driving They need to pull a set sign every time they let you know what's going on So we definitely need to get that and I think it will be done because we are progressing like I say Wilson just as Brian but they claim very so So don't get impatient don't get discouraged hang in there I'd be well started if she didn't get to see it but a great granddaughter got to see it So we have to be in for the long haul Well I want to thank you both for being with us And I don't know how many people realize that a Philip Randolph the renown African American labor organizer civil rights activist chose the 8th anniversary of Emmett Till's murder August 28th 1963 for the March on Washington where doctor Martin Luther King would deliver his famous I have a dream speech Thank you so much both for being with us your reverend Wheeler Parker junior Emmett Till's cousin best friend and Michelle duster the great granddaughter of Ida B wells the author professor public historian advocate for racial and gender justice Michelle duster spoke at the signing of the Emmett Till anti lynching act Next up YouTube has deleted the entire archive of Chris hedges Emmy nominated television show on contact which he hosted on RT America a news channel funded by the Russian government We'll get an update from the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist about what happened Chris hedges is also just back from the wedding of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the maximum security prison belmarsh stay with us.
"ida b wells" Discussed on WCPT 820
"From New York this is democracy now Since my great grandmother's visit to The White House 124 years ago there have been over 200 attempts to get legislation enacted But we finally stand here today Generations later to witnesses historic moment of President Biden Signing the Emmett Till anti lynching bill went to law The historic signing of the Emmett Till anti lynching act culminates more than a century long fight to make lynching a federal crime We'll get response from the cousin and best friend of Emmett Till reverend Wheeler Parker was there when his 14 year old cousin was abducted Till was then brutally tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955 We'll also be joined by Michelle duster the great granddaughter of Ida B wells the legendary anti lynching journalist Then YouTube deletes the entire archive of Chris hedges and the nominated television show on contact which he hosted on our T America a news channel funded by the Russian government We'll get an update from the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist about what happened Hedges is just back from the wedding of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth Extinguishes the capacity to live in justice And this is why we are here today Yes all of us know and admire Julian To cry his prolonged suffering and the suffering of his family All that and more Coming up Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot.
"ida b wells" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Welcome to misinformation. A trivia podcast for anyone who loves cool trivia and sticking it to annoying teams at pub quiz. Wear your hosts. I'm Lauren and I'm Julia. Hey, Joel. Hi, Lauren. Oh, we are we have moved past the dreaded January. I'm over it. It sucked. It sucked for a lot of people. It was like the month that never ended. It was March 2020 of 2022. It really was. It really was. Icy cold here, tons of snow, it was just Christmas. Oh my goodness, it was terrible. But we're back and we're we've emerged like the Chilean miners to borrow a phrase. Is that free speech? Well, no, it's a my brother, my brother and me. Okay. It got stuck in my head and it just came out. That's good. We have gorged ourselves with Valentine's Day chocolates. And also my clearance. The holiday is going to your local grocery and or CVS, the day after the holiday. The candy holiday. And then getting everything for 50% off. Just giant bags of dove chocolate. Peanut butter M and M's. I gotta do a quick plug, dove has upped its flavor game. There's a midnight cookie crumble dove. That is the best convenience store chocolate I've ever bought. Get out. It is dark chocolate with dark chocolate cookie crumbles in it, and it's perfect. And I'm really good with coffee. Oh, I believe it. So if it's like 10 a.m. and you're at your work desk and you have your coffee, it's appropriate to pull out a handful of these dove midnight cookie crumble chocolates because it's a it's a mid morning treat. Oh, yes. It's a little like, yeah, it's like, oh, I finished writing this email I didn't want to write. I deserve a little treat. With my coffee. All right, I'll have to check that out. I was actually planning this weekend to go to Walgreens and or CVS and scope out. 'cause I've been so like dying for like every afternoon. I'm like, candy today. Candy candy, the candy bar. I gotta eat some candy. And Valentine's has the best candy, so. I'll check out the dove and let you know my name. Sorry, I derailed us, but you know, I thought you thought other people should know. Yeah, no, please. You're doing everyone a favor. You're doing the lord's work, Julia. And I can't imagine anyone's gonna be like, ugh, I hate talking about candy. I mean, we're constantly on flavor watching my household. So I know. I mean, you guys are on the cutting edge of flavor. And it sounds like a joke, but it's a 100% true. We have approximately four different kinds of limited edition Oreos in our house right now. Just because they were limited edition, and we needed to try them. It's a snack or wax situation. You gotta try it. Yep. I know. It's spilled over to our House. When we see something, we're like, well, should we snack or whack this? I know. So, no, it's fine. My topic has absolutely nothing to do with candy. But it's February, but it is February, and it's black history month, and I wanted to make a contribution to that. And this person I have not, so I'm doing a biography today. And this person, I mean, I feel bad because I've always heard her name and I knew she was important to civil rights and just kind of black feminism in general. And I knew she was journalist. But I didn't really know the details of her life and what she actually did. And she's amazing. So today, my topic is going to be about Ida B wells. Ida B wells why can't you tell? Why can't you tell? So before I get into it just FYI, I got a lot of my research from the website black passed dot org. Make sure that you donate, they do a lot of good work. A lot of archiving and history and writing on the history of black people in the United States and also around the world. So definitely check them out. Also, the book to keep the waters troubled, the life of Ida B wells by Linda O McMurray, and black leaders of the 20th century, which is another book by John hope Franklin and August Meyer. So Ida bell wells, her middle name was Belle. Aw. That's my name. Bell Lake B E LL? Yes, like the ring ring ring. Instrumental. Isabel and instrument? Oh. Oh my God. On its on a single bill? Yeah. No, I don't think a single bellows an instrument, but I think if you got three bells, you got some instruments. You got some music going. Anyway, so Ida B wells was born in Holly springs, Mississippi, on July 16th, 1862. She was actually born into slavery during the Civil War. But once the war ended, her parents became politically active and reconstruction era politics. They were very active in the political environment in Mississippi during this time. And they also kind of instilled in her the importance of education. And due to that, she enrolled eventually at Shah college, which is now known as rust college. It's a historically black college founded in 1866, and it's actually one of the oldest of the methodist HBCUs. If you want to know more about historically black colleges and universities, please check out Julia's episode 60 entitled all caps college. It's very good. It's pretty good. I enjoyed it. Her father was also once a trustee at Shaw now rust. So in 1878, she went to visit her grandmother. But while she was there, she was informed that a yellow fever epidemic had hit her hometown. And the disease took both of her parents and her infant brother. So it was terrible. So following the funerals of her family, friends and relatives decided that the 5 remaining wells children should be separated and sent to various foster homes. I'm not having this. This is not happening. So to keep her younger siblings together as a family, she actually found work as a teacher and a black elementary school. In the county near Holly springs and her paternal grandmother named Peggy wells, along with other friends and relatives actually stayed with her siblings and cared for them during the week while wells was teaching and supporting the family. Good. About two years after wells grandmother Peggy had a stroke and her sister eugenie had died. Wells and her two youngest sisters moved to Memphis to live with an aunt who was known as fanny butler, and this was in 1883. So she's in Memphis now. She was hired in Woodstock by the Shelby county school system, and during her summer vacation she attended summer session at fisk university, which is also another HBCU in Nashville. And she also attended lemoyne Owen college, which is another HBCU in Memphis. She was she held really strong political opinions. She provoked many people with her views on women's rights. She was a strong personality she knew exactly what her mind was. At the age of 24, she wrote, I love this so much. Quote, I will not begin at this late day by doing what my soul abhors sugaring men weak deceitful creatures with flattery to retain them as escorts or to gratify a revenge. I was like, yes. Weak deceitful creatures. Sugaring that like just absolutely dripping with contempt. It's fantastic. So in 1884, a train conductor with the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad ordered wells to give up her seat in the first class lady's car and moving to the smoking car, which.
"ida b wells" Discussed on WGN Radio
"73 northwestern take on Maryland's Sunday morning Hawks in Washington Thursday night the pregame at 5 30 face off at 6 o'clock The galaxy's Purdue beat Florida state Syracuse knocked off Indiana WGN traffic if you are on the inbound side of the Kennedy you can expect to see between one and 5 o'clock this morning there'll be closing the exit ramps to the outbound Ike and eastbound Ida B wells drives the express lanes are already closed Authorities say the father of the 15 year old boy who was been detained in the school shooting in Oakland county Michigan today bought the gun for him last Friday Three students died today 8 more including 8 other people including a teacher who were wounded at Oxford high school The late detective and the Jussie Smollett case testified at the actors felony trial today that the alleged hate crime he reported was actually a staged event The federal civil rights trial to the four former Minneapolis cops indicted in the killing of George Floyd is on track to begin in January They mailed out jury questionnaires earlier this month and the first jurors are expected to appear in the courtroom for screening on January 20th Now your forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center Cloudy above normal temps tonight low 35 sun and cloud mix tomorrow it will be breezy milder high 54 partly cloudy windy and mild on Thursday the high getting up to 61° 34 O'Hare 36 at midway 31 in Valparaíso 31 in Barkley 34 at the lakefront.
"ida b wells" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"If you were not the respectable white ladies of the building, you were simply something for fairgoers gaze. This history of excluding women is important because it is still so common today. Organizations are filled with white women who, next to white men wield the most power. Like Bertha Palmer and her cohorts, these powerful white women do not appear to see how this exclusion mirrors and replicates their own past experience. In my book, against white feminism, I highlight just how this refusal to cede any space to women of color propagates white feminism, which among other things is the failure of white women to recognize the role of white supremacy in leading to white feminist victories. Looking back, it is painfully evident that the social and racial privileges of the women who made up the board overseeing the women's building in the world's fair played a tremendous role in providing opportunities toward governance and power. Yet they saw their position and the selection of the exhibits of almost entirely white women as the products of fairness as something won on the basis of equal competition. The competition was not equal then and it is not equal now. A diversity survey released by Deloitte in June 2020 found that white women made the largest percentage gain in board seats in fortune 100 15% and Fortune 500, 21%, companies, bigger than any other group or gender. Undoubtedly white feminists would point out these gains as victories for feminism when they are really only victories for white feminists who imagine them as justly won. It is high time feminism had its own racial revolution. But it can not happen unless the white feminists of today learn from the mistakes of the white feminists of 1893 and cede space so that women of color can be represented and elevated. Feminist solidarity must not be a cover that thwarts discussions of differing racial privilege and hence disparate access to opportunities and achievements. The rates at which white feminists have advanced themselves is marvelous, but also tainted by the unearned and unjust fruits of racial privilege that have accrued to them. The time in which America was represented by a white city and only white women were good enough to be considered women worthy of celebrating should be relegated to history. As for the world's fair, black women may not have been in the women's building, but they refused to be completely erased from the image of America that the fair was projecting black feminist Ida B wells along with Frederick Douglass, published a pamphlet titled why the colored American is not in the world's Colombian exposition. In her diary, wells recounted that she had personally put at least 10,000 copies of the pamphlets in the hands of visitors during the three months of the world's fair, hoping that they would get a glimpse of the real America. It was a clear, plain statement effects concerning the oppression put upon the colored people in this land of the free and home of the brave, wells said. If wells were to travel into our time, she would likely be disappointed. As of June, just two of the record 41 women leading Fortune 500 businesses were black. The real America wells fought to expose is still issuing statements about racial diversity while doing very little to enable it. There are now many women buildings in the United States and black women are still for the most part left out..
"ida b wells" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck
"Journey toward racial integration. And hey kudos to her freshly admitted to the bar. Twenty four year old lawyer. He's a friend of ours from episode. Ninety-one future us president. Chester arthur. Okay so from minstrel shows to we now know jim. Crow actually has some rather northern routes a. Why haven't i been talking about the south. Well the system of slavery actually could require a great deal of interaction between enslave. Her and enslaved. This means that to some extent co define social practices in drawing. Stark legalize didn't actually make sense in the south until after the slavery ending thirteenth amendment now reconstruction held these floodgates back initially but by the eighteen eighties southern democrats those redeemers as they call themselves. Have the power. They soon begin to pass. Jim crow laws at the state level. One of these laws as we know from today's open is the louisiana separate car active eighteen ninety which requires railroads in the state to have separate cars for white and black passengers so then democrats are thrilled as evidenced by the time democrat newspaper reporting in favor of it quote. A young lady of the city had two or three days ago to travel from new orleans to austin texas. The only sleeping accommodation on board that was to be had was the lower birth in a section of which the upper birth had been secured by negras. The city and accommodation was as much crowded as that for sleeping and the young lady had to occupy seat in the section in which she passed the night with the same negras the instance which we have just narrated without comment goes to show that the date for the louisiana separate car act. Going into force will not arrive a day too soon. Close quote if i may provide one word of comment damn well civil rights loving americans do not see what the times democrats sees. Black-americans challenged louisiana separate car act as well as similar acts across new south. All the way up in michigan black clergymen and leaders rail against the separate car act at a civil rights league meeting held on november nineteenth. Eight thousand nine hundred one professor d. Augustus straker proclaims to his black and white audience. We are supposed to be enjoying the same rights that are claimed by the whites but that is not true. In fact in short he and the other speakers contend that segregation isn't only immoral. It's unconstitutional a violation of the fourteenth amendment's guarantee of equal protection of loss. Sounds like they'd get along with homer plassey. The man whom we met in the cold open as he defied the separate car act his homework plus he joins the ranks of a new generation of black leaders like ida b wells w. e. boyce and booker t. washington we mourn the loss of one of the greatest leaders. The nation's ever seen.
"ida b wells" Discussed on Made of Mettle
"In today's episode we will be covering the impassioned the influential the inspiring ida b wells ida. B wells was born ida bell wells on july sixteenth eighteen sixty two in holly springs mississippi. Ida was the eldest. Born to james and lizzie wells. Who had seven other children. All were born in slaved as they lived on a plantation in mississippi whom or members of the confederacy during the civil war in the previous episode. We talked a bit about president. Lincoln's revolutionary decision to issue the emancipation proclamation on january. First eighteen sixty three during the civil war ida in her family were officially freed from slavery as they resided in a confederate state before either was one year old immediately following. The war was the pivotal reconstruction period with a divided territories of the union in the confederacy. Determine how they would begin to come back together as a single nation. Ida's parents were dutiful in diligence supporters of african american rights in particular the right to an education. Ida's father james was directly involved in starting in serving on the board of trustees for school for freed african americans that school rushed. College is still a notable inactive university. Today falling under the umbrella of historically black colleges and universities ida would begin her educational career at this school attending in her early teens. Sadly heartbreaking circumstances would find ida early on in life in eighteen seventy eight while visiting her grandmother. I learned harling news. Ida's mother father in her youngest sibling. Just an infant had passed away from yellow fever. Her parents sudden-death turn ida from a teenager with no children into a parent of six suffering from the grief and loss of one's parents. It would be understandable for a child to shy away in resist taking on a role with such incredible responsibility but did ida shy away from her obligation torture family. Absolutely not
"ida b wells" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Violence numbers on the rise over the Labor Day weekend. We'll have that story and more after w g and traffic Right now. Route 59 still closed in both directions from us 14 the Northwest highway to right before Cuba Road That's due to a water main break. Stop traffic right now on the Stevenson Expressway inbound between the Chinatown feeder. Cermak Road exit and Lakeshore Drive. Got an accident on the Dan Ryan Outbound at the Stevenson Expressway. Stop and go Traffic now from 18th Street. We got stop and go Traffic on the inbound Eden starting back at Foster Avenue. That's because of an accident. Wilson accident over on the Eisenhower outbound near the burned interchange, slowing things up. Slow traffic right now on the inbound ice and Howard between Wolf Road and East Avenue and also on the inbound Kennedy between the Edens junction and the Burn interchange. You can add An extra 10 minutes onto your drive there. More than 40. People have been shot in the city since yesterday, six of them Children. WGN's Jenna Barnes report overnight. A 13 year old boy shot in the head while inside his home at 85th in Marquette to other Children, 12 and 15 shot yesterday afternoon while attending a back to school event in east Garfield Park with their dad. My daughter came to me bleeding. Said, Daddy, I got side and in the loop to a bus driver was shot and seriously injured just before nine last night near Washington and North Wabash. Later, a driver shot in a possible road rage incident near Ida B. Wells Drive, and South Wabash $9000 reward being offered to help find the shooter left a four year old boy fighting for his life. 100 men standing Marvin Edwards, all these Children. Getting shot throughout Chicago..
"ida b wells" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Street when a man assaulted him and shot him. And and was taken into custody. A gun was recovered. Charges are pending. WGN's Glenn Marshall has details about another shooting in the loop last night around 11 45. Last night, 28 year old man was shot near the corner of Wabash in Ida B. Wells while driving Police told us the man lost control and crashed into a light poles after sustaining a gunshot wound to the foot. Now the man was taking a stroll your hospital in good condition. He told police. The suspect was wearing a white hoodie while driving a white vehicle. No. One in custody. In that second shooting. Four people are dead, including a mother, who was still cradling her now deceased baby and what Florida sheriff's deputies are calling a massive gun battle with the suspect they said was ready for battle. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says he unidentified suspect was dressed in full body armor, including a bulletproof vest. When he was found outside a Lakeland home that had been booby trapped after exchanging gunfire with police and share owes the suspect was shot wants and left the home to surrender. Illinois Republican. Rep. Adam Kinzinger has sent a letter to Secretary of State IT Knee. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin looking for answers on the Afghanistan evacuation. Spoke this morning on CNN's state of the union. The last of the Resistance Front is fighting a Taliban onslaught. They had some victories yesterday, but they are now facing American weapons operated by the Taliban. And as far as I know, we're doing nothing but trying to cooperate with the Taliban. It's really a sad day. Previously, Kinzinger said the U. S. Should instead stay in the country until the mission is complete and evacuate the Afghans who were primary special immigrant visas by the United States. WGN Sports Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Socks Kansas City Bo Kane starting in just a couple of minutes. College football. Notre.
"ida b wells" Discussed on Chicago Tonight
"And thanks for sharing part of your weekend with us on the show tonight in the wake of journalists nicole hannah jones decision to reject a tenure offer from the university of north carolina. We'll talk with local scholars about their experiences in higher education as black women a nine year. Life expectancy gap between black and non chicagoans. We'll discuss why that gap has grown to this point and how it can be narrowed. The renowned chicago sculptor richard hunt and his years. In the making new monument to crusading journalist ida b wells in brownsville equal the playing field for these businesses and the ceo of a local engineering firm gives the last word on what he thinks. The city should do to help. Chicago's small businesses first off tonight. Pulitzer prize winning journalist nicole. Hannah jones made her own headlines last week for rejecting the offer of tenure teaching position at the university of north carolina hannah jones was initially denied tenure for the position by the board of trustees even though tenure is customarily offered for such a jong instead hannah jones announced. She'll be joining the historically black howard university in washington. Dc in the meantime her decision and her words resonated with many other black women in academia who found themselves fighting to thrive in predominantly white institutions. Joining us now with more. Are jane rhodes professor and head of the black studies department at the university of illinois at chicago and valerie. Johnson associate professor of political science at depaul university professors. Thank you both for joining us. So let's start with this eight-page statement from nicole hannah jones. She released about her decision to decline this offer from unc. It reads in part quote. It is not my job to heal this university to force the reforms necessary to ensure the board of trustees reflects the actual population of the school and the state or to ensure that the university leadership lives up to the promises it made to reckon with its legacy of racism and injustice jane roads. Let's start with you. Please did her statement and there was a lot more of it but did what we've heard from her last week. that resonate with you absolutely nicole. Hannah is articulating the challenge for all people of color in academia but particularly for black women. She decided that she had the opportunity to make another choice. And she took it but she didn't have to be a token or to repair a diversity and equity issues at unc chapel hill and that she was going to go someplace where she felt us. Didn't welcome and ready to do her job. The words that she used were celebrated and not tolerated valerie. Johnson how did it strike you. Yes actually when. I read the piece. I i cried because it's so much captured my experience working at a predominantly white institution. At depaul to be honest it is absolutely exhausting. And so while. I have not taken the approach of nicole hannah jones and said okay. It's not my fight is not my burden. I think many half because we know that all systems have rewards and penalties associated with them. And so when you fight back when you push back you are penalized you know. Sometimes your can be impeded. And so i understand very clearly how she said. Well you know what is not my burden to fix the university and certainly she could not do it alone. It takes a village so to speak to change systems of white supremacy valerie. Johnson sticking with you for a second or are there additional burdens that you feel black women in higher education that that you all have to take on well s. The literature suggests on black women particularly in academia. It's almost like we become. The miami's of the university in that use are sort of drawn to us because it particularly students of color and then of course we have to mental her white students as well we take on a large percentage proportion of the service burden and of course as a tool for your often asked to be on committees as a woman as as well as an african american and then it's pretty lowly. We know that only two point. One percent of the nation's tenured faculty are black women. You know if a university get six percent. That is harold as astonishing. And so they're just a number of challenges from climate too. You know microaggressions macro aggressions that. We face daily. Jane roads valerie. Johnson just mentioned you're often asked to serve on boards or committees because you're a woman as well as because you're a black woman do you feel that gender also plays into the the dynamic that you experience in academia absolutely. There are all of these ideas and trump's about black linda's and tom they're really strain and control how people see us and how we are expected to behave. You know we're navigating the angry black woman image where navigating on the idea that black men are not electorally confidence you know. We're a sort of constantly navigated. Mac and their gender in business in the military in politics in academia plays a significant role. There's an expectation that women are supposed to performs reserve feminine roles as valerie suggested as mentor as nurturer as a caretaker But then we're also held to these other standards on in our institutions so it's very much double edged short. What do you feel like you've seen improve over the course of your career joint. Jane roads back to you on that one. Yeah and i've been up a college professor for over thirty years and so one thing that has changed are the numbers is valerie notes. This we're still a vastly underrepresented in academia but in life first job on i was the only black woman on the entire campus on amendment faculty. And that's now become more rarity ice. I've seen generations of young black women both and undergraduate and graduate school move on to become professors and so so the exciting thing is that bears this very dynamic generation of folks who are determined to have a mark and have a place in academia so as a positive change. It's been slow. It's been super mental and it's still not nearly enough and valerie johnson. Why aren't there more. What do institutions of higher. Ed need to be doing to attract more black women into academia. Well they have to be committed. The commitment has to go beyond just the professed commitment after the george flew away. Murder institutions of higher education predominantly white institutions. in particular. You know had they up their purported commitment right but if you want diversity equity inclusion fund it right and so you have to have a commitment. And unfortunately i saying you know even though there has been progress yes. We went from zero percent to two point. One percent as you know african american females at least as tenure professors. But i really do question the actual commitment progress but more work to be done. It sounds like jane rhodes and valerie johnson. Thanks to you both for joining us. Thank you up next. Details on. Chicago's widening life expectancy gap in a row conversation recorded earlier..
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"Get from a nearby businesses. So you can come down to loot the outside with friends or family, Touring Maluku and seeing some really great art from some amazing Chicago based and international artists all throughout the is it an audio guide? Or how does that work? Yeah, There are several options for how you want to navigate the experience. But there are audio descriptions for each for each piece of art. But you can either choose, you know, I just want to check out these couple murals and go to those or you can use a couple of suggested routes that we provide. And then alongside that there's audio description for each individual murals. You can just stand there. Press the audio, describe it and look at the beautiful art and learn a little bit more about it. You know, I do love this because and I say this a lot, but we walked by so much in this city. That we don't have to take the time or have the opportunity really to learn about. So this is a way If you've been walking by these murals for some time to sort of learn about him. Where do the murals come from? Are they relatively new? Oh, yeah, So A lot of the murals actually were created at Chicago Loop alliances active. The events which we've been hosting for for many years in the alleys of the loop over the summer time, So we have artists that live create these murals. While we're hosting events in some of the hidden areas of the loop, and others are have been commissioned by different groups. There's a brand new mural that we put up last year on Ida B. Wells called the Loop worker that is giant and a lot of people who haven't been in the loop for a while, may have not I've seen it yet. Um, And there's obviously the muddy waters mural right there on State Street, So there's some big, well known ones and then others that came about in other ways. Chiana discourtesy from the Chicago Loop Lyinto Kelsey on State Street this summer. Thank you so much Be there. You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news. We're going to jump into a dispute over shared kitchens. But first here's Mary Blue skies in 83 Tonight cloudy, hot and humid low of 68 mostly sunny tomorrow high of 94 still heavy delays, especially the inbound Kennedy an hour from O'Hare from the Eaton's about 38 minutes and 35 heading outbound to the airport. So that's recovering somewhat. The outbound Ike 28 to Mannheim.
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"Is special. I'm your host Therese Crowley. While African Americans were very much involved in the women's suffrage movement there experience was much different. Black women had to fight to battles. They had to fight sexism, which you know, left women out because of their gender. But then they also had to, um face their years that were based Specifically on their race. Author and educator. Michelle Duster is the great granddaughter Ah, former slave and prominent journalist Ida B. Wells. Wells, who spent the last half of her life in Chicago with an outspoken and fearless fighter for equal rights. For both women and African Americans. Her focus was on organizing in ways that gave women a voice. Even though they didn't have the votes. At the time, and I think the idea was that there will be collective kind of input and influence. Um And so voting rights was an extension of all of that. Um, as far as you know, fight for all the sort of equality um, that women and African Americans were looking for in this society. So gaining the right to vote would be vehicle in order to Address those issues a smart strategy. I think she viewed Gaining the right to vote as a tool. To impact policies and laws that would ultimately address that inequalities that she saw. You know that I'm were affecting the African American community. As for the legacy of Ida B. Wells, truth telling. Um to the power structures. Working for justice and equality in our country, working to make the community about her place for who we are. As a people. Jane Hampton Cook is the author of the book Resilience On Parade, She says one of her favorite stories about Ida B. Wells involved. 1913 Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D C. 5000 women turning out for one of the many parades that would take place in major cities that year to build awareness of the movement. She was asked to go to the back of the line there 5000 women marching and she said No, and she waited on the sidewalk until the Illinois delegation came along, and she joins them. Then there's Sojourner Truth. Considered one of the most powerful voices for human rights in the 19th century. She was born into slavery and 17 99 long before the women's suffrage movement existed at a women's rights convention held in Akron, Ohio, in 18 51. Sojourner Truth Delivered what is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionist and women's rights speeches in American history. In 2009 Memorial bust of Sojourner Truth was unveiled at the U. S Capitol during the celebration that followed actress Sicily. Taison traded the gathering to her version of Sojourner Truth legendary Ain't I? A woman speech this man over there yet? You He say..
Frances E.W. Harper: American Author and Social Reformer
"Are warrior today for Abolition Women's Rights Racial Justice Status Voting Rights and more. She was poet Teacher Public Speaker and writer. WHO's considered the mother of African American journalism. Let's Talk About Francis Harper Francis Ellen. Watkins was born in Eighteen. Twenty five in in Baltimore Maryland. She was the only child of free parents. Though at that time the state of Maryland still allowed slavery when Francis which is three years old and both of her parents died. She was then raised by her maternal aunt and Uncle Henriette and Reverend William Watkins and took their last name Francis. Uncle was minister. Teacher activists and abolitionist who had a major impact on Francis's life and work. She attended his school until she was thirteen years old. The following year Francis started working as a seamstress wasn't working. She was writing a much wasn't writing. She was reading. Francis was bright and curious and was always looking for ideas to share and stories to read in her early. Twenties Francis published articles and poems and her local local newspaper. She also wrote pieces for anti-slavery journals and completed her first book of poetry called. Forest leaves or autumn leaves then in eighteen fifty. Congress passed the fugitive slave act. The Watkins Family Left Baltimore for Ohio. There Francis was the first woman to teach at Union seminary before moving to Pennsylvania to work with the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and the American Anti Slavery Society in Eighteen fifty. Four Francis gave her first public speech part of the Abolition Movement. She did such a good job that it launched a two year lecture tour Francis beaches focused on abolition equality and women's rights in eighteen fifty four. She also published poems miscellaneous subjects. The book was was quite popular. Four years later in eighteen fifty eight hundred years before Rosa Parks would become famous for a similar action. Francis refused to give up per seat or move to the designated colored section of a trolley car in Philadelphia. The following year Francis became the first African American woman to publish the short story in the US. Her story called. The two offers appeared in Anglo African magazine. Throughout her life Francis's this is writings both fiction and nonfiction told the story of the African American experience in that era and urged social change in eighteen. Sixty Francis Married Fenton Harper and the couple had one child together. Fenton died just four years. After their naturals Francis continued her activism and writing writing after the civil war she traveled through the South during reconstruction teaching former slaves and speaking and writing about their living conditions. Her journey lead to her book. Book entitled Sketches of Southern Life. She wrote and spoke about the need for greater access to education. Women's suffrage and temperance Francis spoke at the eighteen sixty six national women's rights convention and urged the women there to fight for black women's rights. She said we are all bound up together. In one great bundle of humanity and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse and its own soul From eighteen hundred eighteen ninety. She organized for the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union and she helped create the National Association of Colored Women in eighteen ninety four alongside IDA wells Barnett and Harriet tubman among others the organization sought to advance the rights of African American women. Their campaign pain centered. On Women's suffrage Anti Lynching and Fighting Jim Crow laws. The organization still exists. Today in Nineteen Eleven Francis died of heart failure at the age of eighty six. She was buried next to her daughter. Mary who had died two years. Prior Francis Harper remains literary legend and one of the most important writers for time she was a poet and passionate activist who used her lived experiences to promote social change