Ida B Wells Free Speech

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Free Speech was a 2,000-circulation newspaper serving for the Afro-American community. People talked about Ida B Wells to be “forceful, argumentative, and interested in writing about public afraid, not the more traditional topics” (Serrin 180). Wells seemed to focus on her anti lynchings, along with women’s rights. When the “free speech” was let out, eight black men were lyched because they were accused of rape. “Nobody in this section of the country believes the old thread bare lie that Negro men rape white women” (Serrin 180). If southern white men were not careful it could be bad for the moral reputation of their women. Ida B. Wells, the daughter of slaves and former schoolteachers had a national reputation in the African American

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