Breaking News! Ida B Wells.


A young girl by the name of Ida B Wells was born into slavery on July 16, 1862 and so was her younger brothers and sisters but soon they would all be declared free by the union but in return they all would face racial prejudices and discrimination. Died March 25, 1931.

Personal information~

Growing up~

Ida grew up to attend Shaw University (school for newly freed slaves) and served on first board of trustee. She grew older to become an African American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement

What she saw wrong~

During her time being freed and growing older Ida saw that in a free state African Americans were still ignored and treated terribly, an example of this would be when she bought a train ticket for first class but was asked to move and when she didn't, she was forced out and into a seating where African Americans go. Another example would be when she had gone to a store with her kin, needing and ready to pay for her items but was ignored, so, she grabbed a pair of men undergarments and began to walk out. Stopped on sight.

What she did~

After brutal assaults involving African Americans she created several civil rights organizations were she would tell white men and women about the horrible lynching (killed by hanging without a trial) actions. She also created the first African American kindergarten in her community