Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
The daughter of slaves, Ida B. Wells {1862-1931} was born in Mississippi during the Civil War. Wells attended Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She became a teacher and then a journalist dedicated to ending discrimination against women and African Americans. She helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People {NAACP} in 1909. Four years later she founded the Alpha Suffrage Club, the first organization of its kind in Illinois for African-American women.
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