Ida B.Wells Race & American Society AS OCR Spec B

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Ida B.Wells

  • Born into slave family
  • became teacher in Memohis, Tenessee
  • sued railway company in 1883 after dragged from 1st class carridge & won
  • sued again in 1884 - won $500
  • sued again in 1887 - railroad comapny owm - ruled segregation allowed
  • wrote for black publications - princess of the press
  • wrote article condemming lynching - forced to leave memphis & live in north
  • Campaigned in Britain against lynching
  • tryed to get government to legislate against lynching
  • one of 40 founders of NAACP…

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