She went on to found and become integral in groups. Dennis brindell fradin was the author of many books for young. Addressing the brutal actual real facts and events that accured in america. Wells, one of the great, yet one of the least known, civil rights leaders. Wells, who would have turned 153 today, is usually called something along the lines of a crusading journalist or a journalist and advocate. Octavia butlers prescient fiction, including dawn, kindred and parable of the sower, resonates years after her death. Wells negro american biographies and autobiographies by ida b.
James wells father was a white man who impregnated a black slave named. Wells and 21stcentury white supremacy october 10, 2019 passionate for justice. Duster has spoken often about wells legacy, and previously worked on the books ida from abroad and ida in her own words. She was one of the founders of the national association for the advancement of colored people naacp. Wells barnett has 88 books on goodreads with 921 ratings. Eliza woods was taken from the county jail and stripped naked. Wells as prophet for our time by catherine meeks and nibs stroupe church publishing, 2019. Wells 18621931 was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. The book discusses in full wells attempts to bring to light the truth about. She traveled across the country and in europe to protest lynchings, called for the.
Ida bell wells spater ida bell wellsbarnett, geboren 16. Wells called for blacks to leave a city that would not protect them, and. Wells, was an africanamerican journalist, newspaper editor. Wells was an african american journalist, abolitionist and feminist who led an antilynching crusade in the united states in the 1890s. Wells book by diane bailey official publisher page simon. Ida bell wells barnett july 16, 1862 march 25, 1931 was an american investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids.
I consider her my spiritual grandmother, said journalist nikole hannahjones, who covers civil rights. Wells protested the lynching in an editorial for the gate city press, a black newspaper in kansas city, mo. Lynch law in all its phases, which was conducted at great risk to her own personal safety. Wells was an africanamerican woman of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Wells needs to be better known among the american public.
The book speaks to the facts of socalled caucasian hisstory. Wells barnetts most popular book is southern horrors and other writings. After she took a seat and opened a book to read, a conductor demanded that she. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, wells worked as a journalist and publisher who wrote a welldocumented investigative account called southern horrors. Wells arguably became the most famous black woman in america, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence, who. This book introduces her to middle and high school students, and it is very well done. Wells 18621931 was one of the foremost crusaders agai. Author paula giddings talks about the book and wells. Wells negro american biographies and autobiographies, and on lynchings classics in black studies, and more on. Jeter publishing presents a brandnew series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history but may not be as wellknown as their. The book details the life of civilrights activist ida b. Ida bell wells was born to slave parents in 1862 in holly springs, miss. Wells, journalist, educator, authors, and antilynching.813 216 1037 1500 1148 1378 1159 509 1149 444 1050 1520 1233 30 1179 890 267 818 709 238 851 696 1523 258 1150 25 1290 1561 215 237 699 1522 393 484 684 1216 634 1194 147 1146 327 1297