Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
Pulitzer Prize Board citation to Ida B. Wells, as an early pioneer of investigative journalism and civil rights icon
From a thinker who Maya Angelou has praised for shining “a brilliant light on the lives of women left in the shadow of history,” comes the definitive biography of Ida B. Wells—crusading journalist and pioneer in the fight for women’s suffrage and against segregation and lynchings
Ida B. Wells was born into slavery and raised in the Victorian age yet emerged—through her fierce political battles and progressive thinking—as the first “modern” black women in the nation’s history.
Wells began her activist career when she tried to segregate a first-class railway car in Memphis. After being thrown bodily off the car, she wrote about the incident for black Baptist newspapers, thus beginning her career as a journalist. But her most abiding fight would be the one against lynching, a crime in which she saw all the themes she held most dear coalesce: sexuality, race, and the law.
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A detailed biography of Ida Wells. Ida was a black journalist who crusaded against lynching. When she was forced to flee the south, she moved to New York and finally Chicago. Despite all she ... Read full review
IDA: A SWORD AMONG LIONS: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against LynchingUser Review - Kirkus
Massive biography of an important yet little-known figure in American civil-rights history.Giddings (In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement, 1988 ... Read full review
Chapter Nine The Loveliest Lynchee Was Our Lord
Chapter Eleven St Joan and Old Man Eloquent
Chapter Twelve Exile No More
Chapter Seventeen Chicago and the Wizard
Chapter TwentyThree Known Race Agitator
Chapter TwentyFour Prisoners of War