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Black Womanhood & Patriotism: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama

March 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle Obama experienced extraordinary scrutiny regarding her level of patriotism. From digging up her senior thesis from 23 years before, to a fist bump she and her husband shared, to remarks that were taken out of context, there was an effort to paint her as someone who was not a “true” American. Author, speaker, and educator, Michelle Duster examines the criticisms that were directed at Michelle Obama and compares them to the same type of scrutiny and criticism that her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells faced over a century before.

To RSVP, please email Sandra Tarver by March 27.


March 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Absalom Jones Episcopal Center
807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30314
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