March 19, 2023—Do Betta Production continues the 2023 Juneteenth 101 Podcast and Lecture Series with a long-overdue tribute to Ida Bell Wells-Barnett a Women’s History Month special presentation by Dr. C. Sade Turnipseed. Turnipseed is IHL’s 2017 Mississippi Diversity Educator of the Year. Turnipseed is a full-time history professor at Jackson State University. She is also the Executive Director of Khafre Inc a Mississippi Delta based non-profit; and the founder of the Sankofa Empowerment Initiative (an international student exchange project). This discussion shall include input from a live audience, as well as reflections from co-hosts Dr Delridge Hunter, and Bro. Kareem Muhammad. This is what All Things Juneteenth is all about, y’all!… Please join the discussion Sunday, March 19th @ 5:00pm CST (see free access link below). This is the Podcast where we discuss all things Juneteenth on a weekly basis!
More about Ida B. Wells-Barnett:
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In her lifetime, she battled sexism, racism, and violence. As a skilled writer, Wells-Barnett also used her skills as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South. Ida Bell Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16th, 1862. She was born into slavery during the Civil War. Once the war ended Wells-Barnett’s parents became politically active in Reconstruction Era politics. Her parents instilled into her the importance of education. Wells-Barnett enrolled at Rust College but was expelled when she started a dispute with the university president.
Wells-Barnett traveled internationally, shedding light on lynching to foreign audiences. Abroad, she openly confronted white women in the suffrage movement who ignored lynching. Because of her stance, she was often ridiculed and ostracized by women’s suffrage organizations in the United States. Nevertheless, Wells-Barnett remained active the women’s rights movement. She was a founder of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club which was created to address issues dealing with civil rights and women’s suffrage. Although she was in Niagara Falls for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), her name is not mentioned as an official founder. Late in her career Wells-Barnett focused on urban reform in the growing city of Chicago. She died on March 25th, 1931.
WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? June 19th is the newest National Holiday and the official annual day of observance to celebrate the day of emancipation and independence of ALL Americans. Historically, it is the date Union soldiers, including the United States Colored Troop (USCT) enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Texas was one of the last states in rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in the last few states practicing enslavement until General Gordon Granger and the United States Colored Troops came to Galveston, Texas and issued General Order #3, on the “19th of June,” almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation!
The JUNETEENTH 101 Podcast Lecture Series is brought to you by “Do Betta’ Productions” and features freedom and emancipation subject matter historians, festival producers (NJOF members), youth advocates and scholars specializing in the fight for freedom, emancipation, and self-determination in America and around the world … “all things Juneteenth.” The hosts/producers: Dr. C. Sade Turnipseed, Assistant Professor of History at Jackson State University and Executive Director of KHAFRE, Inc.; and, Brother Kareem Muhammed, Chair of the Greenville Mississippi-based Local Organizing Committee extend a special invitation to ALL who are interested in expanding and/or sharing their knowledge about American history and the global fight for African freedom and emancipation! “We especially welcome students who love history, to meet us in the ‘ZOOM ROOM’ every Sunday @ 5:00pm CST, to explore All Things Juneteenth!”
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C. Sade Turnipseed, MS., MBA, PhD
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