Archive for March, 2021

Women and Adversity: Ida B. Wells, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist

March 25, 2021

Ida B. Wells died of kidney disease 90 years ago today on March 25, 1931 in Chicago. As I wrote in my ebook Women and Adversity: Honoring 23 Black Women, I grew up hearing the name Ida B. Wells. ...

Women and Adversity: Ida B. Wells, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist

January 12, 2017

I grew up hearing the name Ida B. Wells because a housing project in Chicago was named after this African American writer and activist, but I didn’t know who the woman really was or what she d ...

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