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

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