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Ida Wells : journalist and activist  Cover Image Book Book

Ida Wells : journalist and activist

Harris, Duchess (author.). Bell, Samantha, (author.).

Summary: "In the late 1800s and early 1900s, mobs of white people killed thousands of African Americans in the United States. These killings were called lynchings. Mobs lynched Black people for minor or perceived insults. Often the victims had not committed a crime. But they did not receive a fair trial. White people used lynchings to control and oppress Black people. Black journalist Ida Wells was one of the first to investigate lynchings. She researched and documented more than 700 lynchings. Her work helped expose widespread violence against African Americans..." - page 4.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1532118767
  • ISBN: 9781532118760
  • ISBN: 9781532172946
  • Physical Description: print
    48 pages : illustrations (mostly black and white) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Abdo Publishing, 2020.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: A letter from Duchess -- Separate and not equal -- Childhood and early career -- Speaking out -- Making a difference -- Fast facts -- Stop and think.
Subject: Wells-Barnett, Ida B 1862-1931 Juvenile literature
African American women journalists Biography Juvenile literature
African American educators Biography Juvenile literature
African American women civil rights workers Biography Juvenile literature

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Cherokee Regional Library:
      Chickamauga Public Library
J 323.092 HARRIS ( Send Text)
31010006771507 JUV Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Headquarters Library
J323.092 WELLS, IDA ( Send Text)
31012005738081 JUV Available
Newton County Library System:
      Covington Branch Library
J B WELLS ( Send Text)
31036100356960 JUV Available

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