Michelle Duster

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General Information

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Name: Michelle Duster

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

Website: www.mldwrites.com/

Email: mld2785writes@yahoo.com

Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, Michelle attended Columbia College in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, is a writer, speaker, and personal historian who focuses on the positive contributions of African Americans.

In her effort to preserve the legacy of her great-grandmother, Michelle is involved in several projects named after Ida B. Wells including a scholarship fund at Rust College (Ida’s alma mater) and a museum in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She is also a member of a commemorative art committee in Chicago, which is developing a substantial piece of artwork that will be located in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The multi-dimensional piece will capture the life and times of her great-grandmother.

Published Works

  • IdaIn Her Own Words, Benjamin Williams Publishing, 2008
  • Ida From Abroad, Benjamin Williams Publishing, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Ida In Her Own Words

ISBN: 0980239818
Release Date: 2008-09-25

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Ida From Abroad

ISBN: 0980239893
Release Date: 2010-03-15

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Michelle through her email address at: mld2785writes@yahoo.com

External Links

Michelle Duster on WorldCat

Michelle Duster on Amazon


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