Film aims to show how Memphis helped shape Ida B. Wells

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 23, 2022 4:42 PM CT | Published: July 21, 2022 1:16 PM CT

“I want people to see (Ida B. Wells) as a real person. I also want to see Memphis as a character in the development of Ida B. Wells because she’s not coming from thin air.”


Ida B. Wells Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Lynching Sites Project Daphene McFerren Nathaniel Ball Fabian Matthews

Mikayla Higgins

Mikayla Higgins is a Memphis native and current sophomore studying journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is excited to be back home for the summer and to be sharing news with the Memphis community.


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