March 24, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

From the Library of Congress:

“The facts have been so distorted that the people in the north and elsewhere do not realize the extent of the lynchings in south,” stated Ida B. Wells in June of 1895. Wells worked tirelessly to fight against lynching in the American South through newspapers, pamphlets, and speeches. A former school teacher, she is remembered for her work in both civil and women’s rights.

Ida B. Wells brief bio

Women’s Rights Activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett online exhibition item

How Racism Tainted Women’s Fight to Vote (1894 showdown between anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and temperance leader Frances E. Willard) The Root March 25 2011

A resolution honoring Ida B. Wells for her activism in the civil rights and women’s rights movements and for her influential and inspirational leadership

A Red Record: Lynchings in the United States by Ida B. Wells

Lynch law in Georgia by Ida B. Wells-Barnett

To the members of the Anti-Lynching Bureau Ida B. Wells-Barnett, chairman

Historic newspaper coverage related to Ida B. Wells and lynching

Topics in Chronicling America: Ida B. Wells

More newspaper articles related to Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Club historic newspaper coverage

Ida B. Wells Housing Project (Chicago) images

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Primary Source Spotlight: Lynching

Primary Source Spotlight: Black Women’s Clubs

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