The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells: An Intimate Portrait of the Activist as a Young Woman

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Beacon Press, Oct 31, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
Published for the first time in its century, this "meticulously edited contribution to the study of American women's diaries and late-19th-century women's and black history" (Kirkus Reviews) offers an intimate look at the hopes, thoughts and day-to-day life of the young woman who would later become the celebrated civil rights activist and antilynching crusader.


From a Butterfly Schoolgirl to
Exorcising the Demon of Unrest
Standing Face to Face
Travel Diary

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About the author (1995)

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931) was a prominent journalist, suffragist, and cofounder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She used investigative journalism techniques to document and expose lynching in the United States. Her published works include Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases and The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States, as well as The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells.

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