Ida was had purchased a first class bus ticket but she was later asked to move to the African American section of the train. Ida refused to move and continued to fight with the crew until she was effected from the train and but a man on the hand. Ida sued the railroad and won a $500 settlement in a circuit court case (Biography.com). Later the Supreme Court of Tennessee overturned the verdict. This chain of events caused Ida to write about her experience. She wrote many articles for African Americans and their struggles in everyday life. In 1889 Ida became a partial owner of the Memphis Free Spe...
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... me to learn about Ida from a different person’s perspective. The facts were all correct but it was from a different person’s point of view.
Throughout her career Ida achieved more than anyone thought was possible for an African American women during that time. However, it was not an easy process. Ida faced many hardships throughout her career including, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and hate from the people she fought against. Ida faced all her problems head on which is a major reason for her success. She continued to persevere even when everyone seemed to be against her. She never took no for an answer and always worked hard till she accomplished her goals. Everyone knew and still knows Ida as a hard worker, determined to fight for the rights of her and others around her. Ida died in Chicago on March 25th of 1931 but her legacy continues to live on.
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