Join us at the Hyannis Public Library on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2pm when Jane Lowey will share experiences of her recent civil rights tour of the southern states, during which the life and words of Ida B. Wells came alive for her. Born in Holly Springs, Missouri, Ida B. Wells was a champion for her people. She spoke and wrote tirelessly about terror and lynching in post Civil War America. Now one can visit a museum in her home town of Holly Springs which honors Ms. Wells. Ms. Lowey will also talk about the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, AL, which powerfully relates the stories of more than 4,300 people who were lynched between 1877 and 1950.
Jane Lowey conducts a women’s community choir called “Common Voices” and leads cross- cultural travel in such locales as Morocco, South Africa, Ghana, and Scotland.
This library program is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored with the Zion Union Heritage Museum of Hyannis.