Ida B Wells Research Paper

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Born into slavery in the South near the end of the Civil War, Ida B. Wells-Barnett saw the disparity in the rights of African Americans and whites and became an insightful and frequent writer on the topic, particularly on the horrifying practice of lynching. Even though she faced great tragedy, adversity, controversies and threats, she wrote and agitated for the betterment of her race with incredible energy and persistence. Ida helped to found a number of organizations, including the National Association of Colored Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the country's oldest civil rights organization. She continued her "crusade for justice" up until her death, at age sixty-nine. Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs Mississippi, born to James and Lizzie Wells. Her mother was a cook and her father was a master carpenter. Both of her parents including her were slaves, before becoming free six months after her birth. They were freed by the proclamation. Both of her parents showed interest in the Republican Party during the reconstruction time. Her father was involved with the Freeman’s aid society and help start Shaw University, which was a school for newly freed slaves now known as Rust College; at Rust College this is where Ida…show more content…
Wells was an avid activist for the African American race. Some may not know the importance of standing up for their rights or may not realize the cruelty of the lynching that took place in the South. Her piece has been a powerful insight on how the African American community can stand up for themselves. In today’s society, although lynching may not be seen, the history of it plays a part into racial issues all around the world. If we as African Americans can express ourself and stay together as a whole to address the issues we are experiencing we may receive result which will benefit us in the long

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