Crusade for Justice

Crusade for Justice

The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

Book - 1972
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Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

"No student of black history should overlook Crusade for Justice ."--William M. Tuttle, Jr., Journal of American History

"Besides being the story of an incredibly courageous and outspoken black woman in the face of innumerable odds, the book is a valuable contribution to the social history of the United States and to the literature of the women's movement as well."--Elizabeth Kolmer, American Quarterly

"[Wells was] a sophisticated fighter whose prose was as thorough as her intellect."--Walter Goodman, New York Times

"An illuminating narrative of a zealous, race-conscious, civic- and church-minded black woman reformer, whose life story is a significant chapter in the history of Negro-White relations."--Thelma D. Perry, Negro History Bulletin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1972
ISBN: 9780226893440
Branch Call Number: 921 Wells
Description: xxxii, 434 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Duster, Alfreda 1904-


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Jan 29, 2020

The memoirs of the bold and brave journalist and anti-lynching activist. She should be better known. Consider reading for Black History Month.


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