Black Is: A Day In Our History

Ida B. Wells

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Name: Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)

Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, and newspaper owner that was an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented the problem of lynching in the United States. She was very active in the women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements, establishing many women’s organizations and touring nationally to speak about them.

Quote: “I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way… so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.”

Important civil rights issues were addressed thanks to Ida, and as a result, many of these issues have been banned. She was a stepping stone for women’s suffrage and women’s equality.

Side note: She raised hell for W.E.B. DuBois in the NAACP because she felt there were too many white women and not enough black women involved. Black Women salute!

One Comment on "Black Is: A Day In Our History"

  1. Gift Apr 20, 2012 · 8:46 pm

    Hilarious! But I have so many questions now. Instead of ditnnoag, can we go up to the brave men and women of the Salvation Army, shake their hands, and thank them for their service?The soldiers of the Salvation Army have been fighting this war since 1891 1891!! That’s 120 years, with no end in sight! Where’s the outrage? Bring them home this Christmas!If we give them the option of reciting a poem instead of ringing a bell, would they naturally gravitate towards Edgar Allen Poe’s The Bells? And would that not be just as irritating?Also, how did we get ice cream from the carton before the invention of the scoop?

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