BORN

July 16, 1862
Holly Springs, MS

DIED

March 25, 1931
Chicago, IL

Ida B. Wells

Educator, Journalist, Abolitionist, Feminist, Civil Rights Leader who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s

One had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit.

—Ida B. Wells

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