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Sunday, 24 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : IDA B. WELLS - JOURNALIST, NEWSPAPER EDITOR SUFFRAGIST AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
Ida B. Wells - Barnett - born 16th July 1862 and died March 25th 1931, was an African American Journalist, Newspaper Editor, Suffragist and with a husband, News Paper Owner Ferdinand L. Barnett and early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She documented Lynching in the United States showing how it was often a way of control or punishing blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the woman rights and the women suffrage movement establishing several notable women organization. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician and traveled internationally on lecture tours. Ida Bell Wells was born in Holly Spring, Mississippi in 1862 just before President Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Her father was James Wells and her mother was Elizabeth "Lizzi" Warrintion Wells. Both parents were enslaved until the freed under the Proclamation.