Posted on 02/02/2021 at 10:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us can imagine, even if we didn’t meet them, that our great-grandparents lived through challenging times and hopefully rose to the occasion. 

Author Michelle Duster is among those who know for sure just how incredible their ancestors were — Ida B. Wells, the celebrated journalist and civil rights activist, is one of her great-grandmothers.

Duster has written a book about Wells, titled Ida B. The Queen, and she recently appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered to promote the book.

Listen to her conversation with Mary Louise Kelly below or read a complete transcript on NPR’s website.

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