Full-length feature film to focus on life & legacy of Ida B. Wells

Local 24 News Reporter Rebecca Butcher had the chance to sit down with Daphene McFerren to discuss an upcoming, full-length feature surrounding the life and accomplishments of Ida B. Wells.

Wells was an African-American investigative journalist in the 1800s who reported on lynchings in Memphis. She was an early leader in what became known as the American Civil Rights Movement.

McFerren serves as the Executive Director at the Hooks Institute at the University of Memphis. She also is a co-producer of the film. The feature has been in the making for over five years.

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