Information included in the mainstream media has historically been told through an overwhelmingly white male lens. In order to combat this, some have taken initiative to report their own realities. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Ida B. Wells took control, countered false narratives, and chronicled the realities of lynchings and riots during her time. A century later, the African American community is still impacted by racial inequality and state-sanctioned violence. Writer, speaker, and educator Michelle Duster will discuss how her paternal great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells, pioneered data journalism and how that tradition contributes to truth and justice.