A Tour Of Black Women's Stories On Chicago’s South Side

Ida B. Wells
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Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells R. Gates | Hulton Archive | Getty Images

A Tour Of Black Women's Stories On Chicago’s South Side

Last year writer, scholar and prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba released her book Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping A History Of Black Women On Chicago’s South Side.

The book — which Kaba co-wrote with communications expert and organizer Essence McDowell — is described as a “self-guided tour,” but now Kaba is back in town from New York to lead a real tour of some of the sites and women she’s profiled in person.

Morning Shift talks with Kaba about Lifting As They Climbed, her work around prison abolition and restorative justice and much more.

GUEST: Mariame Kaba, scholar, activist and author of Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping A History Of Black Women On Chicago’s South Side.

LEARN MORE: “Lifting As They Climbed”: Mapping A History Of Black Women On Chicago’s South Side — A Self-Guided Tour (Event page)

Lifting As They Climbed (Resource Page)