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Journalist Ida B. Wells was an avid suffragist and early Civil Rights leader, who used the power of the pen to challenge racial & sexual discrimination. In 1892, she published “Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases” a scathing exposé of lynching practices. In retaliation for her articles, a mob destroyed her Memphis printing press. After numerous threats to her life, Wells moved to Chicago to continue her anti-lynching campaign.  ~Wikipedia

Journalist Ida B. Wells was an avid suffragist and early Civil Rights leader, who used the power of the pen to challenge racial & sexual discrimination. In 1892, she published “Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases” a scathing exposé of lynching practices. In retaliation for her articles, a mob destroyed her Memphis printing press. After numerous threats to her life, Wells moved to Chicago to continue her anti-lynching campaign. ~Wikipedia

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 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.

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in Dr Mildred Jefferson was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard medical School w 28 honorary degrees .founding National Right to Life

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As melinated queens we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. We may not be able to fly or have cute leotards but we save the world every day by taking care of our families and communities. S/o to the Real Wonder Women!

I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live. - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Dr Mildred Jefferson The first black privileged and the planned have the right to live to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Ida B. Wells teamed up with white activist Bella Squire to found the Alpha Suffrage Club in 1913, believed to be the first black women's suffrage association in the United States. The club played a pivotal role in electing the first African-American alderman in Chicago in 1915, Oscar DePriest.

Ida B. Wells teamed up with white activist Bella Squire to found the Alpha Suffrage Club in 1913, believed to be the first black women's suffrage association in the United States. The club played a pivotal role in electing the first African-American alderman in Chicago in 1915, Oscar DePriest.

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Claudette Colvin (born September is a pioneer of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. On March she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the more publicized Rosa Parks incident by nine months.

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