Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Born
in Holly Springs, Mississippi, The United States
July 16, 1862

Died
March 25, 1931


Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, 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, often under the guise of rape charges. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours.

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“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
Ida B. Wells-Barnett

“one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap”
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“A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.”
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