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Ida B 'N The Lynching Tree Play

The Dillard University Theatre Program will debut Ida B. ‘N The Lynching Tree, as the University celebrates Black History Month. Written by award-winning playwright Carolyn Nur Wistrand and directed by Dillard alumna Cherelle Palmer ‘13, the production’s plot centers around Ida B. Wells, the 19th-century journalist who was a founding member of the NAACP. As her career in journalism and civil rights developed, Wells initiated an anti-lynching campaign that received national attention. She also became one of the forefront women in the Women’s Suffragist Movement, focusing on Black feminist politics.

As Dillard University celebrates its 150th Founding Anniversary, its stakeholders believe it’s important to highlight Civil Rights leaders, such as Ida B. Wells  who dedicated her life and well-being in the name of justice. The Ida B. ‘N The Lynching Tree production will run between February 15 - 17 and February  22-24. Ticket prices are as follows: Dillard students with ID, $5; general admission, $15; and senior citizens/students/staff/faculty $10.

For more information about Ida B. ‘N The Lynching Tree, call the Samuel DuBois Cook box office at (504) 816-4857.



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