1. Today is the birthday of Ida B. Wells, an activist, journalist, anti-lynching advocate, feminist, and suffragist. Wells was born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862, and she became an orphan at the age of 16  when her parents died due to a yellow fever epidemic. 

    In order to take care of her five surviving brothers and sisters, and she became a teacher in a rural community in Mississippi. Wells was ahead of her time with her fierce and vocal advocacy for the anti-lynching crusade and her feminist views on women’s rights. 

    To read more about her legacy visit this link:
    http://ow.ly/mQ5xx

Notes

  1. mysteaq reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  2. lady-chevy85 reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  3. devilstoneale reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  4. seemeflow reblogged this from sheilastansbury
  5. sheilastansbury reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  6. anarchagland reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  7. performancetask-urban reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  8. punk-lemon reblogged this from blackfeminism
  9. almightybitchqueenofthesouth reblogged this from i-ve-lost-control-again
  10. space-alien-girl reblogged this from blackfeminism
  11. qualifiedtechnicians reblogged this from i-ve-lost-control-again
  12. ceecee-tyler reblogged this from i-ve-lost-control-again
  13. elfturd reblogged this from i-ve-lost-control-again
  14. assaultviaooze reblogged this from i-ve-lost-control-again
  15. ellebee612 reblogged this from blackfeminism
  16. i-ve-lost-control-again reblogged this from wicked-pissahh
  17. bestrong-fearless reblogged this from freely-poetic
  18. manicured-middle-finger reblogged this from blackfeminism
  19. moonqueenalice reblogged this from blackfeminism
  20. wicked-pissahh reblogged this from blackfeminism
  21. candylacedpoison reblogged this from blackfeminism
  22. freely-poetic reblogged this from blackfeminism
  23. blackfeminism reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  24. the-life-of-ida-b-wells reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  25. aquariss reblogged this from thetaoofzoe
  26. thetaoofzoe reblogged this from schomburgcenter
  27. mobetterness reblogged this from yearningforunity
  28. umassamericanexperience reblogged this from mocada-museum
  29. ohshesdaydreamingagain reblogged this from simplysupreme
  30. ranagazoo reblogged this from stalintortoise
  31. stalintortoise reblogged this from yesysabella