"Our Ida B. Wells anthology, The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader was published last week! For a little intro to this amazing woman, here’s a really cool take on her life story by Kate Beaton (of Hark! A Vagrant fame).
Harlem Renaissance journalist 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.
Ida B. Wells (July 1862 – March was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and an early leader in the movement. Wells was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, and women’s rights advocate.
Ida B. Wells was one of the luminaries of the early Civil Rights Movement. She refused to vacate her train seat in 1884 (a good 71 years before Rosa Parks), and who led the charge to end lynching in the United States.
How Ida B. Wells-Barnett Worked Against Racism and Lynching
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 1862 – March was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement.
Here’s why Google Doodle salutes fearless, peerless word-warrior Ida B. Wells