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Wells-Barnett, Ida B. (1862–1931)

  • By: Alexander W. Pisciotta
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Ida B. Wells-Barnett—teacher, journalist, feminist, human and civil rights activist—was one of America's most courageous champions for social justice. In the 1890s, Wells-Barnett launched a campaign that called the attention of the nation and the world to the horrors of ...

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