A new play and photo exhibition call attention to ida b wells and her brave fight to end lynching in america. Ida b wells-barnett: ida bell wells-barnett, african american journalist who led an antilynching crusade in the united states in the 1890s. Ida bell wells-barnett (july 16, 1862 – march 25, 1931), more commonly known as ida b wells, was an african-american investigative journalist, educator, feminist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement she was one of the founders of the national association for the advancement of colored people ( naacp. Mary garrity - ida b wells-barnett - google art project cropjpg african-american journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, early leader in the civil rights movement wikipedia date of birth, 16 july 1862 holly springs date of death, 25 march 1931 chicago manner of death natural causes.
And there was a solution for lynching — one mapped out more than a hundred years ago by ida b wells during the late 19th century, wells (later wells-barnett) , a civil rights activist and co-founder of the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp), called for the immediate. Ida b wells (newspaper and current periodical reading room, library of congress. The ida b wells fellowship was launched in march 2016 to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work the fellowship honors ida b wells, the pioneering african-american activist and investigative. Ida b wells journalist, anti-lynching crusader, women's rights advocate: 1862 - 1931 i'd rather go down in history as one lone negro who dared to tell the government that it had done a dastardly thing than to save my skin by taking back what i said was born into slavery three years before the end of the civil war.
Activist and writer ida b wells-barnett first became prominent in the 1890s because she brought international attention to the lynching of african americans in the south wells was born a slave in holly springs, mississippi, in 1862 at the age of 16, she became primary caregiver to her six brothers and. Ida b wells-barnett (july 6, 1862-march 25, 1931) journalist, anti-lynching crusader, co-founder of the naacp wells was born to slave parents in holly springs, mississippi she was educated at rust university, a high school and industrial school for former slaves established in holly springs in 1866, and went on to study. Activist and writer ida b wells-barnett first became prominent in the 1890s because she brought international attention to the lynching of african americans in the south wells was born a slave in holly springs, mississippi, in 1862 at the age of 16, she became primary caregiver to her six brothers and sisters, when both of. The oldest of eight children, ida b wells was born in holly springs, mississippi her parents, who were very active in the republican party during reconstruction, died in a yellow fever epidemic in the late 1870s wells attended rust college and then became a teacher in memphis, tennessee shortly after she arrived,.
Ida b wells, (1862-1931) teacher, journalist and anti-lynching activist paper contain correspondence, manuscript of crusade for justice: the autobiography of ida b wells, diaries, copies of articles and speeches by wells, articles and accounts about wells, newspapers clippings, and photographs also contains alfreda m. Ida b wells journalist and reformer 1862-1931 holly springs, mississippi ida b wells-barnett poster for dedication of the ida b wells housing project in chicago from the works projects administration poster collection, 1940, library of congress us postal service commemorative stamp, 1990 feature story ida b. To watch the entire documentary, to read background information and to order dvds, visit: documents the dramatic life a.
Ida b wells was born a slave in holly springs, mississippi, in 1862 she started her career as a teacher but eventually became a journalist who impacted the world due to her unrelenting determination to expose the horrors of lynching she wrote newspaper articles that hit the nerves of the “establishment.
Ida wells, the daughter of a carpenter, was born in holly springs, mississippi, in 1862 her parents were slaves but they family achieved freedom in 1865 when ida was sixteen both her parents and a younger brother, died of yellow fever at a meeting following the funeral, friends and relatives decided that the five children. Ida b wells helped found the naacp and crusaded tirelessly against lynching in the united states huffpost video black women activists you need to know these black female activists deserve some recognition for their contributions portrait of american journalist, suffragist and progressive activist ida wells. Ida bell wells-barnett, more commonly known as ida b wells, was an african- american journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, georg. Photographs and description of the ida b wells-barnett house.