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Descendent of NAACP Founder Launches New Digital Publication


Tiana FerrellATLANTA – Atlanta Free Speech will host its official launch party on Sunday, March 23, in
Fulton County Georgia. Atlanta Free Speech is a unique digital and print publication inspired by the legacy of
Ida. B. Wells, who was a NAACP co-founder, under the direction of her great-great granddaughter Tiana L.
Ferrell. Four generations later, Ferrell has revived the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight, which was also co-owned
by Ida B. Wells, with Atlanta Free Speech.
“I am elated to launch Atlanta Free Speech as an avenue to continue the legacy of my great-great grandmother,
Ida B. Wells-Barnett. I have been blessed with another opportunity to serve my community and advocate for
those who are underserved and disproportionately affected because of their race, class, or gender. I look
forward to making a positive difference in the community as we carry forth the vision of Miss Ida B. Wells,”
said Ferrell, Atlanta Free Speech Publisher.
The inaugural celebration will consist of editorial readings, recognition from premier national and local leaders, as well as an original reading of Ida B. Wells. Descendants who are actively involved in preserving Wells’
legacy will also be in attendance along with featured speakers. Promoting economic development within the
African-American community is a key philosophy that Atlanta Free Speech upholds; thus, the event will be
held at 112 Mega-Plex formerly Crowe’s Nest Mega-Plex, which is minority owned, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ida B. Wells believed that there is no educator that can compare to the press. Therefore, educating, empowering
and producing enlightening editorials and news to urban readers is the foundation of Atlanta Free Speech.


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