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Black Women and Patriotism: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama

  • Second Presbyterian Church 1936 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60616 (map)

In celebration of Black History Month, Glessner House will co-host author, speaker and educator Michelle Duster in a lecture at Second Presbyterian Church. Her writing includes nine books. She co-edited Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change, co-wrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream, plus wrote and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells -  Ida In Her Own Words and Ida From Abroad. Her most recent book that she co-edited is Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls.

 Michelle was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and her M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. She has received numerous awards including the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth College. She currently teaches business writing at Columbia College Chicago and is working on several book projects that will completed within the next two years.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Friends of Historic Second Church and Second Presbyterian Church. Tours of the National Historic Landmark sanctuary will be provided before and after the lecture.

Free admission, reservations not required

Later Event: March 23
Frances Glessner Lee Birthday Gala