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  • Ida B. Wells

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    Ida B. Wells was a woman dedicated to a cause, a cause to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from being murdered by lynching. Lynching is defined as to take the law into its own hands and kill someone in punishment for a crime or a presumed crime. Ida B. Wells’ back round made her a logical spokesperson against lynching. She drew on many experiences throughout her life to aid in her crusade. Her position as a black woman, however, affected her credibility both in and out of America in

  • Ida B. Wells

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    Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells was dedicated to journalism and letting people know what is going on. With her journalism investigation instincts, she uses to identify what excuses the whites use to identify lynch campaign against blacks. In the following essay, I will explain what reasons for this vicious and sustained campaign of violence against African-Americans. Ida B. Wells felt that the white should be considered as rapist more than blacks. One excuse that whites use to justify lynch campaigns

  • Ida B Wells Analysis

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    wa Mwenze Patrick McGuire Intro Journalism 14FA AC01 17 September 2014 Ida B. Wells: The Life and Times of the Iconic Pen Warrior “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” These words from Ida B. Wells clearly state the purpose of journalism, which is meant to enlighten people of the truths of their society. It is meant to help people find a place for themselves in the world. I chose Ida B. Wells because her legacy is too great not to share. She was a woman who refused to

  • Biography of Ida B Wells

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    Ida B. Wells was a woman who devoted her life to social justice and equality for both African Americans and women. She was a woman of unique character. Her courage was what caused her to stand out amongst the majority of black women during her time who were subject to both racial and gender oppression. Wells was amongst the first of many to dedicate her life to the fight against injustice and the push for African American progression. Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16

  • The Story of Ida B. Wells, a Slave

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    Ida B. Wells is many things. A mother, a journalist, a teacher, an anti-lynching crusader, a women’s rights activist, and a civil rights pioneer. But above all, she is a hero. She faced many challenges in her life, including being born into slavery, and being orphaned at the age of sixteen. But even with all that befell her, she still managed to pave the way to a better life for herself and others. Ida Bell Wells was born into slavery as the oldest of 7 children in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July

  • An Analysis on the Works Of Ida B. Wells

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    In the words of Miss Ida B. Wells: The student of American sociology will find the year of 1894 marked by a pronounced awakening of the public conscience to a system of anarchy and outlawry which had grown during a series of ten years to be so common, that scenes of unusual brutality failed to have any visible effect upon the humane sentiments of the people of our land. She is depicting a period of time in American history stained with the blood of hundreds of free African American men, women and

  • The Life and Achievemets of Ida B. Wells

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    Ida B. Wells-Barnett dedicated her life to social justice and equality. She devoted her tremendous energies to building the foundations of African-American progress in business, politics, and law. Wells-Barnett was a key participant in the formation of the National Association of Colored Women as well as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She spoke eloquently in support of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. The legacies of these organizations

  • Ida B. Wells

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    Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was a newspaper editor and journalist who went on to lead the American anti-lynching crusade. Working closely with both African-American community leaders and American suffragists, Wells worked to raise gender issues within the "Race Question" and race issues within the "Woman Question." Wells was born the daughter of slaves in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on July 16, 1862. During Reconstruction, she was educated at a Missouri Freedman's School, Rust University

  • Criticism In American Life: Ida B. Wells

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    Americans (“Resistance”). An activist and journalist named Ida B. Wells- Barnett sought a solution to lynching during the Reconstruction period. Throughout her writings, she expressed her beliefs about lynching and other cruel actions that were done to African Americans. Ida believed lynching was a horrible action that should not go unnoticed, so she publicized facts about racism that took place during the Reconstruction Period. Wells gained publicity about her writings, and many people became aware

  • Ida B Wells: Fighting For Racial and Gender Equality

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    Ida B. Wells was born in 1862 in Holly Springs Mississippi to Elizabeth and James Wells. She is famous for her campaign against lynching. Ida set an example for all African – Americans to stand up for their rights in the late 1800’s. Through her tireless work on exposing the horrors of lynching, she almost single-handedly attacked and kicked off the beginning of the civil right movement and without her; there would have been a delayed start to the basic rights for African – Americans (man or woman)

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