Thursday, July 16, 2015
Ida B. Wells and the Fall of Jim Crow
"Wells wrote many pamphlets exposing white violence and lynching and defending black victims"
Ida B Wells was born in Mississippi in 1862.
Well was a fearless advocate and 'all around badass", according to The Huffington Post and Google celebrates her birthday today
“In the process of my evolution, I became a victim of domestic war, an emotional casualty for a major portion of my life, entwined, entrapped and emotionally involved, until I learned how to become free. Freedom has never been easily gained and has often come at high cost throughout history, but one thing I will always know is freedom is worth every fight, and all pain.”
Sara Niles from Torn From the Inside Out, Memoir