Happy Birthday Ida B. Wells!

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In 1884 Ida B. Wells refused to give up her seat.  And you thought it was Rosa Parks all these years!  She is another one of those “before her time” kind of people!

Ida B. Wells was best known for being a journalist and documenting various accounts of lynching.  Incredibly courageous during her time, she was also active with the women’s suffrage movement and women’s rights.  She was an internationally known lecturer as well.

Early in Wells’ life, she dropped out of college to care for her six siblings after her parents death.  She did this knowing she was being paid less than her white counterparts due to the color of her skin.  One might think this was just another incident that sparked the mind of this revolutionary!  I salute and give thanks for Ida B. Wells today!

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