Quotes by Ida B. Wells

About Ida B. Wells:

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, Georgist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing that it was often used as a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites, rather than being based on criminal acts by blacks, as was usually claimed by white mobs. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician and traveled internationally on lecture tours.

Author Bio

  • NameIda B. Wells
  • DescriptionAfrican-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, early leader in the civil rights movement
  • BornJuly 16, 1862
  • DiedMarch 25, 1931
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • AwardsNational Women's Hall Of Fame