Thursday, February 19, 2015

Black History Month STYLIN': Ida B. Wells



DAY 19: Ida B. Wells


Ida B. Wells - Author, Journalist, Activist
Born: July 16th, 1862
Died: March 25th, 1931


Ida B. Wells documented the lynching of Blacks in the United States during the 1890's. She also wrote many essays and articles focus on race and racism in the 1800's. 

Other Wells Facts
  • Wells was born a slave.
  • She taught in a segregated school.
  • Ida B. Wells once sued a railroad company for unjust removing her from first class (because she was Black) and won $500. 




"Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so."
Ida B. Wells

For more on Ida B. Wells check out biography.com.


CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY!