Biography Of Ida B. Wells

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Ida B. Wells was a newspaper editor, a journalist, suffragist, women's rights advocate, and speaker who lead the crusade for justice against lynching. She was born on July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Ida was born a month before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery. Ida was the eldest of eight children born to slaves. Her parents supported them because her mother was a famous cook and her father was a carpenter. At age fourteen an epidemic of yellow fever killed her parents, she was left to care for her siblings. Ida always had a passion for teaching. She began earning money for teaching to help care for her siblings. Although she was experiencing hardships Ida continued her studies at Rust University

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