Essays Tagged: "Ida B. Wells"

Ida B. Wells - Writer and Revolutionary for African Americans in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett - Writer and RevolutionaryIda B. Wells was an anti-lynching crusader, suffragis ... onths of her live as a slave, but she spent the rest of it fighting for the rights of freed blacks. Ida was born six months before the Emancipation Proclamation on July 16, 1862; in Holly Springs, Mis ... rt their family because her mother was a "famous" cook and her father was a skilled carpenter. When Ida was 14, she lost both her parents and three of her siblings to an epidemic of Yellow Fever.She w ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ida B. Wells and her crusade against lynching. Includes information about the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments and the Enforcement Acts.

Ida B. Wells and the Crusade against LynchingDuring the beginning of the 1880's, a series of laws kn ... y were mob- murders. Lynchings usually took place in angry mobs, and were very cruel.A woman called Ida B. Wells, worked long and hard to stop these lynchings. She started out as a teacher at Holly Sp ... hing in a different way, she encouraged other blacks to go West and she began researching lynchings.Ida B. Wells found out that the people being lynched often did little or nothing to deserve their de ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Brief article about Ms Ida B. Wells.

al treatment under the law. In fact, a well-known fighter for the rights of all human beings is Ms. Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Your presence here today expresses your concern and shows that you are ready t ... ay you and your fellow African-Americans are exploited. It needs to be known that we are all human. Ida B. Wells- Bernett spoke against any injustice of any kind. Her main concern was to stop the lync ...

(3 pages) 43 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells: Where They Gentile Militants? or Plain Radicals of the Late 19th Century?

rell, primarily advocated for Women's rights, taking into consideration the question of race, while Ida. B. Wells vehemently advocated against lynching and its implications on the Black and White comm ... unities and the issue of women's rights. While both women have been described as genteel militants, Ida B. Wells in many respects is regarded as more militant than Mary Church Terrell in her forceful ...

(8 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Lynching of Africans in America Response to: "A Woman Was Lynched The Other Day" A presentation by Kim Mayhorn

se years, and for all these murders only three white men have been tried, convicted, and executed."-Ida B. WellsDeath. Violence. Force. Injustice. Violation. Assault. Iniquity. Immorality. Mutilation. ... ng the status of blacks. He was very successful with overly fed, wealthy white officials. But, like Ida B. Wells, I cannot agree with Washington's argument any less. While all of these irrational, unf ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

This paper specify the life of Cornel West, and the book that he wrote on Race Matters.

a bloodstained banner of freedom and democracy.Cornel West said think of a Harriet Tubman. Think of Ida B. Wells Barnett, Frederick Douglass, and A. Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey, Martin King, Fannie ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a newspaper editor, a journalist, suffragist, women's rights advocate, and speaker ... crusade for justice against lynching. She was born on July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Ida was born a month before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery. Ida ... age fourteen an epidemic of yellow fever killed her parents, she was left to care for her siblings. Ida always had a passion for teaching. She began earning money for teaching to help care for her sib ...

(5 pages) 55 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Southern Reconstruction

opinions about the problems of society, their ideas for solution and presented them to the public. Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Henry McNeal Turner and W.E.B Du Bois offered Southern African A ... ably the ideal alternative would be a combination of the key principles of Washington and DuBois.In Ida B. Wells's United States Atrocities, she articulately and clearly describes the problems facing ...

(5 pages) 54 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Speech critique on Ida Wells-Barnett's speech, "Lynch Laws in America". Includes brief biography on Wells-Barnett, summary and analysis of speech.

Ida Wells-Barnett and Lynch Laws.Ida Wells-Barnett was born in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to ... s" hunting down helpless African Americans and murdering them in heinous ways (Words of Fire, 1995).Ida Wells-Barnett's speech Lynch Laws in America is a well-written, com-posed, sophisticated attack ... composed in a way that most junior high students would be able to read and com-prehend its meaning.Ida Wells-Barnett makes a point of stating the history of lynching and its necessity in the Western ...

(6 pages) 46 0 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Iron Jawed Angels

in 1912, Alice Paul arranges and had a women's suffrage parade on the day of Wilson's inauguration. Ida B. Wells also played a small role in the movie bringing about the racial fact that they wanted t ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.3 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

An Analysis of the Book Our Am

in this place quickly die out.The children growing up in the Darrow Houses, Cabrini Green, and the Ida B. Wells projects are surrounded by negativity. The homes of these children are cheaply made. In ... eir homework they would go to practice in whatever team sport was in season. There would also be holiday shows and talent shows that would serve as fund-raisers for the community. There would also be ...

(5 pages) 1085 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


Ida B. Wells' Campaign The anti-lynching campaign of Ida B. Wells took place in the post-Reconstruct ... were worthless so why not get rid of them? After much political and emotional interest in lynching, Ida B. Wells launched her anti-lynching campaign in 1892 in which 241 people were lynched. Through h ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Ida B. Wells

The Success of Ida B. Wells "One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap." ... ne had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap." - Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells was an important figure in Black American History. She was born a slave in Mississippi ... writing, she was able to attack issues dealing with discrimination against African-American people. Ida B. Wells became an international activist for African-American rights when she informed the Engl ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Black Leaders

century was for eventual desegregation and political freedom. Many activists for the cause included Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. These three men and women, each had a unique l ... see just exactly what their views were and the way each proposed going about achieving their goals.Ida B. Wells is unique in her own right. Not only was she a Negro whom spoke out against the inhuman ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism


"A Red Record" Ida B. Wells wrote vivid accounts in the pamphlet "A Red Record" about the harsh realities in the Am ... nged. Little evidence could be given, yet over one thousand blacks were hanged under Lynch Laws. In Ida B. Wells' lynch pamphlet, "A Red Record" displayed the brutal events from enraged mobs that were ... nd mob leaders reflected the ultimate goal of the Deep South, to maintain "white supremacy". Ida B. Wells knew that lynchings in the South were being overlooked and decided to take action. Lync ...

(9 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Ida B Wells

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a civil servant and fought injustices amongst the black community. Ida was ... of the Freedmans Aid Society founded by Shaw University, later renamed Rust College, and was where Ida attended classes. Ida possessed an interest in school, and she quickly worked her way through ev ... trated leadership and a strong liking to journalism. Growing up in Memphis opened opportunities for Ida to further her education at LeMoyne Institution and Fisk University. Her impact among the Negro ...

(7 pages) 16 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

They Say: Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race, by James W. Davidson. Ida B. Wells as a parallel to African Americans trying to gain empowerment in post-emancipation America

Lana CoxHistory 121Professor AdejumobiNovember 7, 2008Critical Book ReviewThey Say: Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of RaceBy James West DavidsonIda B. Wells, an African-American w ... onal struggle of a woman to define womanhood during post-emancipation America. The novel, They Say: Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race , provides an insight into how Ida B. Wells's life paral ... an-Americans trying to gain citizenship and empowerment in post-slavery America.From the beginning, Ida B. Wells was shaped by firm moral convictions and religious beliefs taught to her by her mother ...

(6 pages) 45 0 4.5 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Wells and DuBois

d. During the 19th century it took the determination and voices of African American leaders such as Ida Wells and W.E.B. Du Bois to bring about the change that African Americans. They both were influe ... Americans lifestyle and bringing about harmony between races that have never been on the same page.Ida B. Wells emerged in the 1890s and was the leading the voice standing against the lynching of Afr ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors