I must admit I had no idea who Ida B Wells was until I saw her picture on an episode of Queen Sugar. The character, Nova Bordelon, played by actress Rutina Wesley, kept pinning sticky notes to a board with a picture of Wells. It piqued my interest so of course I had to investigate and boy I’m glad I did. I learned about an writing icon. geelovestowrite presents….
IDA B. WELLS
There is so much to say about Ida B. Wells that I don’t know where to begin. She was know for your activism. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was titled one of the most famous Afro-Americans during a time when it wasn’t safe or smart for blacks to have a voice. Wells was an investigative journalist and an educator.
Wells established many women organizations and wasn’t afraid to use her voice. She spoke abroad and wrote several controversy articles. She is most know for her pamphlet titled “Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases” (which was rewritten and published as editorials in several newspapers).
Wells represents a strong women of faith that stood behind her cause. Even with the threats and destruction of her property she stood firm and never gave up.
This small piece on Well is no where near a reflection of all the effects she had on the Afro-American community and the world during a time when being a minority or a women was acceptable. Find out more about Ida B. Wells at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells .
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