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After Words: Mia Bay, "To Tell the Truth Freely"

About the Program

Mia Bay, associate history professor at Rutgers University, recounts the life of 19th century suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells in her book, To Tell the Truth Freely.  Ms. Bay recalls Ida B. Wells appeal to the Supreme Court after being removed from a seat on a train due to her race, her assistance in founding the NAACP in 1910, and her international campaign against lynching.  Mia Bay discusses her book with Elsa Barkley Brown, associate history and women's studies professor at the University of Maryland.

About the Authors

Mia Bay

Mia Bay is an associate history professor at Rutgers University and the associate director of Rutger's Center for Race and Ethnicity.  She is the author of The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People, 1830-1925.


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Elsa Barkley Brown

Elsa Barkley Brown is an associate history and women's studies professor at the University of Maryland as well as the director of Undergraduate Studies in History.  Ms. Brown is the former president of the Southern Association for Women Historians and currently serves on the Executive Council of the Southern Historical Association.  She is the co-editor of Major Problems in African-American History and Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia.

Program Information

After Words: Mia Bay, "To Tell the Truth Freely"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, August 9th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, August 3rd at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, August 2nd at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, August 1st at 10pm (ET)
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