The Resource Ida B. Wells, by Diane Bailey

Ida B. Wells, by Diane Bailey

Label
Ida B. Wells
Title
Ida B. Wells
Statement of responsibility
by Diane Bailey
Title variation
Fighter for justice
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
<U+001c>Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. On one fateful train ride from Memphis to Nashville, in May 1884, Wells reached a personal turning point. Having bought a first-class train ticket, she was outraged when the train crew ordered her to move to the car for African Americans. She refused and was forcibly removed from the train<U+0014>but not before she bit one of the men on the hand. Wells sued the railroad, winning a $500 settlement. However, the decision was later overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court. This injustice led Ida B. Wells to pick up a pen to write about issues of race and politics in the South. Using the moniker <U+001c>Iola,<U+0029> a number of her articles were published in black newspapers and periodicals. Wells eventually became an owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight, and, later, of the Free Speech. She even took on the subject of lynching, and in 1898, Wells brought her anti-lynching campaign to the White House, leading a protest in Washington, DC, and calling for President William McKinley to make reforms. Ida B. Wells never backed down in the fight for justice.<U+0029>-- provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Diane
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.W55
LC item number
B35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering history's heroes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women educators
  • African American women journalists
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Lynching
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ida B. Wells, by Diane Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Fighter for justice." -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-142)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Aladdin paperback edition.
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9781534424845
Lccn
2018020045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1033574341
  • (OCoLC)1033574341
  • 1009648
Label
Ida B. Wells, by Diane Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Fighter for justice." -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-142)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Aladdin paperback edition.
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9781534424845
Lccn
2018020045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1033574341
  • (OCoLC)1033574341
  • 1009648

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