A Powerful Black Woman that we should all know about: Ida B. Wells

Facts:

  • Was Born to slaves in Mississippi
  • Attened Shaw University (now Rust College) & Fisk University
  • Refused to give up her seat on a train (71 years before Rosa Parks showed similar resistance on a bus). She sewed and won her case on December 24, 1884 & was granted a $500 settlement
  • Wells and Federick Douglass (as well as other black leaders) organized a black boycott of thr 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, for its failutre to collaborate with the black community on exhibits representing African-American life.
  • Spent her life leading anti-lynching crucases and fighting for social equality for African-Americans.
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