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Ida B. Wells is known as an African-American newspaperwoman, civil rights heroine, and suffragist.
On 30 Oct 2009 chris McGinn wrote:
As a child Ida was born into a slave family. She was one of eight children until yellow fever swept the land and killed her mother, father, and one of her brothers. Ida was only sixteen at the time but she fought to keep her family together. Even though her parents died she still went to school. She graduated high school and proceeded to go to Fisk university in Memphis. After collage she started working as a teacher in Memphis until she wrote an article that criticized the board of education.
After she got fired she started working for a small news paper, writing articles about lynching. She found out that 728 black men and women got lynched for minor offenses. between then and the time she got married she wrote many articles, papers, and even a book about lynching an civil rights. She did get married to Ferdinand Barnett in 1889. They had four children named Ida, Charles, Alfreda, and Herman.
After she had married Ferdinand she worked at his newspaper company. She also joined the NAACP who was fighting the KKK. She was only one of two females to ever join the NAACP. By 1910 her and her husband started the negro fellowship league in Chicago. This program was created to improve the lives of African American men. In 1913 she started a black kinder garden. Ida also tried running for state senator in 1930 but lost. In 1931 Ida B. Wells-Barnett died after a long and fruitful life, full of change for the better.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was in inspirational activist that helped change the way this nation thought. She brought out the facts of lynching to the public and lead woman's suffrage groups. Even though she was born a slave she was a hero to thousands, and a role model for the future.
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On 30 Oct 2009 at 05:33 GMT chris McGinn wrote: