Ida B. Wells-Barnette began the fight for a federal anti-lynching law.


Ida B. Wells: Remember the Ladies!

Ep. 202013
75 minute listen

“Our country’s national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool, calculating deliberation of intelligent people”.

Ida B. Wells was a journalist, educator, and early Civil Rights leader, making her mark in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Born into slavery (and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation at only a few months’ age), she went on to co-own a newspaper for which she also wrote, investigating and spotlighting racial violence and segregation.

We focused on Wells’ life and work during our Saturday Webinar on 6 FEB 21, held from 11am ET – 12:15 ET.

Our panelists for the program will be:

  • Dr. Chris Burkett, Ashland University
  • Dr. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Dr. Natalie Taylor, Skidmore College

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