Light up the truth today reggae family! 🔥 🕯 💡 Ida B. Wells. Educator, Journalist, Author and Activist. Ida Wells was born a slave in Holy Springs, Missisippi, USA in 1862. He parents were also born as slaves. What made Ida stand out in her time was that the brutalities and the lynchings that were taking place on African Americans during the late 1800s and early 1900s she spoke about strongly and forcefully. She had also written about it in newspapers geared for the black community such as Free Speech and Headlight. Ida was also very outspoken about issues relating to segregation. This was an era that blacks were not allowed to mix with whites and there were also many no go areas that blacks weren’t allowed in. Their was lots of attacks on blacks by whites in #Memphis, and Ida urged them to leave there with immediate effect. She was the mouthpiece for blacks at that time and she fought their cause. It was in 1896 that she founded the National Association Of Colored Woman’s Clubs, and she co-founded the National Afro-American Council. Ida’s father, a carpenter, was a stance supporter of black rights but never ran for office. This was where Ida got her political vision and head from, as she would become an early pioneer of the #CivilRights Movement. It was from there that African Americans began to voice their issues around #racism and the many prejudices that they had to live with. It was Ida’s idea that blacks got lynched by whites due to them trying to compete with them rather than criminal acts commited by blacks – as whites confessed. Among her books, and there are several, her unfinished autobiography – Crusade For Justice: Autobiography Of Ida B. Wells, #SouthernHorrors And Other Writings, and On Lynchings. Ida was also active in various woman rights organizations and movements as well as woman sufferage, where she spoke up and faught for women who were discriminated against and abused. #TuesdayTruth .
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