Ida B Wells Short Biography

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Ida B. Wells On July 16, 1862, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In her lifetime Ida was a journalist, who led a crusade for anti-lynching in 1890 in the United States. Ida B. Wells went on and discovered and became involved with groups that strived for African American justice. Ida. B. Wells was the oldest daughter of James and Lizzie Wells on July 16, 1862. Thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Wells family, along with the rest of the world’s slaves, slaves were freed least than a year Ida was born. Even though the family had gained there freedom they stilled faced racial prejudices and were limited by discriminatory rules and practices. Ida’s family made education a priority. Her father served on the board of trustees for Rust State College. It was then Ida received her start with education. At the age of 16, Ida had to drop out of school because of the tragedy that struck her family. Ida’s mother, father, and one of her sibling died from a breakout with yellow fever. Which left Ida to take care of her other siblings. Ida took a job as a teacher after she convinced an administrator of a country school she was 18 year old. Eventually, Ida and her sisters moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1882, to live with an aunt. While living in Memphis Ida continued…show more content…
Ida Wells put her own life on the line when she traveled to the South spend two months collecting information on other cases on lynching. One article pushed some of the whites over the edge. A group of mobsters stamped the office of Ida’s newspaper office, demolishing all of her equipment. In the mist of her newspaper office being destroyed, Ida had been traveling to New York and was tip off that she should not return to Memphis, and if she did she would be

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