Crusade for justice : the autobiography of Ida B. Wells by Ida B. Wells, Alfreda M. Duster

By Ida B. Wells, Alfreda M. Duster

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) used to be one of many ultimate crusaders opposed to black oppression. This attractive memoir tells of her inner most lifestyles as mom of a becoming family members in addition to her public actions as instructor, lecturer, and journalist in her struggle opposed to attitudes and legislation oppressing blacks.

"No scholar of black heritage should still fail to remember Crusade for Justice."—William M. Tuttle, Jr., Journal of yankee History

"Besides being the tale of a very brave and outspoken black lady within the face of innumerable odds, the ebook is a invaluable contribution to the social background of the us and to the literature of the women's circulation as well."—Elizabeth Kolmer, American Quarterly

"[Wells was once] a cosmopolitan fighter whose prose used to be as if as her intellect."—Walter Goodman, New York Times

"An illuminating narrative of a zealous, race-conscious, civic- and church-minded black lady reformer, whose lifestyles tale is an important bankruptcy within the background of Negro-White relations."—Thelma D. Perry, Negro heritage Bulletin

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When Governor Warmoth was impeached in December 1872, Pinchback served as governor for forty-three days. W. E. B. , Preface of Mississippi, who sat in the United States Senate, and the eloquent and scholarly Robert Browne Elliott of South Carolina, who represented his state in the House of Representatives. " Yet we have only John R. Lynch's Facts of Reconstruction. The history of this entire period which reflected glory on the race should be known. Yet most of it is buried in oblivion and only the southern white man's misrepresentations are in the public libraries and college textbooks of the land.

Spoke at Orchestra Hall to a large white meeting, and at the La Salle [Hotel] to a luncheon at which all the candidates spoke. 16 A business card identifies her as national organizer, Illinois Colored Women, and on the reverse side in her handwriting a The Alpha Suffrage Record, 18 March 1914, p. I. Entry for 19 May 1930 in the unpublished diary of Ida B. Wells. " At Metropolitan Community Church, which she joined immediately upon its founding in 1920 by Rev. W. D. E. Church, Mrs. Wells-Barnett was teacher of an adult Sunday school class and president of the Forum.

When I told my aunt that it was even worse for me, a young woman, to have nothing to look forward to, as I was just beginning to live and had all my life before me, she said that if I returned I must take my two sisters with me. She knew very well that I had no money with which to do so. I thought long over the matter, then wrote a letter to Mr. Robert Church of Memphis, Tennessee, asking for the loan of $ r 50 with which to return. I told him the circumstances of my condition-that although he did not know me he could find out by reference to the board of education that I was a teacher in the public schools and would thus be able to repay the money.

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