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    Ida B Wells Civil War

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    These struggles dampened their voices in politics and quickly led to the development of clubs, organizations, and other developmental media that gave African Americans structure in the organization of their case against racial discrimination and inequality. Among those leaders influencing this development was Ida B. Wells. Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862, to her father Jim Wells, a trustee on the board of Shaw University, later called Rust College, and her mother Elisabeth Wells. Her parents taught her the importance of an education and shared with her experiences from first-hand accounts of slavery, as they were born into slavery and then later freed by its abolishment. For Wells, this stressed the struggles faced by the African American and the need for a resolution to racial inequality. In…

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    However, there were no shortage of individuals and groups that worked towards equal rights and justice for all. For African-Americans, and women in some respect, one of the trailblazers who fought racism, inequality, and injustice was Ida B. Wells. Born into slavery six months before President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Wells was a fierce civil rights leader, activist, suffragist, and journalist; but was best known as a fearless anti-lynching crusader. Wells was one of the…

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    On July 16, 1862 Elizabeth and James Wells gave birth to Ida B. Wells in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She was their first child out of seven who was born into slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation set her and her family free, however, they still faced racial prejudice and discrimination laws. Her father, James, was active in the Republican Party, especially the Freedman's Aid Society, which soon created Shaw University. Shaw University was established in 1866 and was a college for slaves that…

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    the practice in North America; during the mid-1700s. This method, rule and trial by mob, has been recorded throughout history; since the dawn of man. Whether you look at the mob that sent Christ to the cross or the pogroms in imperial Russia in the 1800s, this method of justice is timeless. In the piece “Lynch Law in America”, by Ida B. Wells, Mrs. Wells presents to the audience, a problem. This piece was released in January of the year 1900, in the city of Chicago. Mrs. Wells brings forth an…

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    Ida B Wells

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    Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born in holly springs, Mississippi in 1862 and died March 25, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois. She was born a slave and the oldest of seven children. Even though they were enslaved at the time her parents were able to support their seven children, because her mother was a famous cook & her father was a very skilled carpenter. Around the age of fourteen Ida parents died in an epidemic of yellow fever that came through holly springs. Her parent’s death caused her…

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    Ida B. Wells

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    Ida B. Wells was an inspired journalist and a woman who was different from many other women during her time of life. Paula Giddings, the author of Ida: A Sword Among Lions, does an extraordinary job by revealing Ida B. Wells to be one of the greatest achievers of her time. Giddings is able to bring to life the personality of Wells and create images of what took place during segregation. Ida: A Sword Among Lions is one narrative that will sweep your mind. This narrative is about fighting the…

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    Ida B Wells Lynchings

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    Summary This document, Crusade for Justice, Autobiography, by Ida B. Wells, is a personal account, in which Wells recalls how her involvement in African American activism began. Specifically, it began when she heard an account of the lynchings of Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell, and Henry Stewart, who owned a grocery store that directly competed with a grocery store that was owned by a white man. Until this time, Wells had taken many reasons for lynchings at face value. Most commonly, these…

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    Ida B Wells Advocate

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    During the progressive era, Ida B. Wells was a strong advocate for African American rights because she was persistent through hardship, she spoke out when she saw discrimination and she was dedicated to her cause. We can see these attributes through her journalism, her protests and the struggles she overcame in her life. One way Ida B. Wells was an effective advocate was in her persistence through hard times, in her early life and in her civil rights career. An example of her persistence in her…

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    Who Is Ida B. Wells?

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    Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Her parents were slaves, but they became free six months after Wells birth. Wells married Ferdinand Barnett and had four children with him. Ida Wells played a big role in journalism as a whole, but also African American journalism. She was very passionate about equal rights and African American rights. Wells became very vocal about these rights in May of 1884 after asked to move to the car for African Americans even though she…

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    Ida B Wells Summary

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    Ida B. Wells & The Reconstruction of Race The Reconstruction, also known as the period after the Civil War, lasted from 1865-1877 and was one of the most significant eras in American history. In addition to the South attempting to rejoin the Union, a woman named Ida B. Wells was an activist against lynching and led the early Civil Rights Movement during the reconstruction. In his novel, ‘They Say’ Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race, James West Davidson invites readers to experience the…

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