Ida B Wells was a Republican & wrote many books! I learned about her from Hillary's America film. Why didn't my high school or college bring her up. They brought up Rosa Parks. But this woman was far more of an inspiration...
Ida B. Wells; 1862-1931; Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist and 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. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours.
The author of "Hark! A Vagrant" says of Ida B Wells... "Ida! If she's not your hero, she should be. She's mine!" Here: A few strips about moments in her life. At bottom of the click: Enough links to give you a good start at understanding her lifelong awesomeness. Shoo! Go click!
How Ida B. Wells-Barnett Worked Against Racism and Lynching
BLACK REVOLUTIONARY HEROES: Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Robert Smalls, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B Dubois, Langston Hughes, Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson, Harry Haywood, Angelo Herndon, Robert F. Williams, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Huey P. Newton, George Jackson, Assata Shakur.