America

Heritage Plaque to Ida B. Wells

On the 12 February, join ASUP and Jak Beula (Nubian Jak Heritage Organisation) to honour African American activist Ida B. Wells with a heritage plaque in Birmingham.

Wells was a community activist who fought against the ugly legacies of American slavery, including lynching, racism and segregation. She fought for women’s suffrage, and wrote several books and pamphlets denouncing white domestic terrorism and the murder of innocent black men, women and children in the U.S. She visited Britain in 1893 and 1894 to campaign against lynching to transatlantic audiences.

ASUP has part funded the heritage plaque, which will be unveiled on the afternoon of the 12 February. The Nubian Jak Heritage Organisation has assembled an impressive array of events and talks, including contributions from local school children, the Birmingham Mayor, a representative of the U.S. Embassy, and local community activists.

Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray (ASUP) will also be delivering a lecture on Wells’ travels to Britain on 5 February at MAC Birmingham. The event is free, but please register at http://idabwellsinbritain.eventbrite.co.uk