Ida B. Wells; 1862-1931; Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours.
Ida B. Wells is a truly amazing woman. At the forefront of the civil rights movement in America, she had to face racial and gender prejudice. Strongly recommend reading her autobiography! True inspiration, who is not known enough!
Ida B Wells was a Republican & wrote many books! I learned about her from Hillary's America film. Why didn't my high school or college bring her up. They brought up Rosa Parks. But this woman was far more of an inspiration...
Ida B. Wells: Later in life, Ida B. Wells finds it difficult to split time between her family and her activism. She gives birth to four children: Charles, Herman, Ida and Alfreda. (Photo courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library)