Pen Name: None
Born: in Chicago, Illinois
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.
- 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
Release Date: 2008-09-25
Ida From Abroad
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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Contact Michelle through her email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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