Ida B. Wells

By: Tre Jones

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Ida B. Wells was born into slavery, in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16, 1862. Her father was a carpenter and her mother a cook. They were treated well by there slave owner "Mr. Bolling." Ida B. Wells Family had to do anything that Mr. Bolling said, because there family could have been sold and separated at anytime. soon after president Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed Ida's family. She and her family weren't actually free until after the civil war though.


Ida B. Wells is remembered as one of the early leaders in the fight for African-American Civil Rights. Her campaign against lynching helped show the people of United States and the world that black live matter. she helped people realize that all lives matter. Ida died from kidney disease in Chicago on March 25, 1931.