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To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells By Mia Bay,

  • Title: To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells
  • Author: Mia Bay
  • ISBN: 9780809095292
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women s rights advocate, and journalist Wells s refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled a dangerous radical in her day but made her a model for later civil rights activists as well as a powerful witness to the troubled racial politics of her era In the rBorn to slaves in 1862, Ida B Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women s rights advocate, and journalist Wells s refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled a dangerous radical in her day but made her a model for later civil rights activists as well as a powerful witness to the troubled racial politics of her era In the richly illustrated To Tell the Truth Freely, the historian Mia Bay vividly captures Wells s legacy and life, from her childhood in Mississippi to her early career in late nineteenth century Memphis and her later life in Progressive era Chicago Wells s fight for racial and gender justice began in 1883, when she was a young schoolteacher who traveled to her rural schoolhouse by rail Forcibly ejected from her seat on a train one day on account of her race, Wells immediately sued the railroad Though she ultimately lost her case on appeal in the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the published account of her legal challenge to Jim Crow changed her life, propelling her into a career as an outspoken journalist and social activist Also a fierce critic of the racial violence that marked her era, Wells went on to launch a crusade against lynching that took her across the United States and eventually to Britain Though she helped found the NAACP in 1910 after resettling in Chicago, she would not remain a member for long Always militant in her quest for racial justice, Wells rejected not only Booker T Washington s accommodationism but also the moderating influence of white reformers within the early NAACP The life of Ida B Wells and her enduring achievements are dramatically recovered in Mia Bay s To Tell the Truth Freely.
    To Tell the Truth Freely The Life of Ida B Wells Born to slaves in Ida B Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader women s rights advocate and journalist Wells s refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labe

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    1. Ida B Wells story is so under rated Growing up, I heard very little about Ida B Wells but her story is definitely a must read She fought in times when women didn t even have a voice and rights She fought for justice for both people of color and women She build and helped build some of the biggest organizations that are still around for people of color and women today She did all this while raising a family Reading this, I was shocked about the lack of credit and support she received then and qui [...]

    2. I m not a huge fan of biographies, but the legacy of Ida B Wells is so important and under reported in the broader histories of civil rights that I wanted to know Her pioneering use of investigative reporting and media analysis to fuel her anti lynching campaign is critical to how we still understand extrajudicial killings of black people in America If someone wanted to make a very long and sporadically entertaining video, the faces I made all all the shaking of my head as I read about male usu [...]

    3. Fantastic bio of wells Barnett Should be great for my intro af am class Anxious to see what my students think of it.

    4. A Civil Rights PioneerIda B Wells 1862 1931 was one of the first individuals to expose and oppose the lynching that became prevalent in the South and elsewhere in the years following Reconstruction In the latter part of her life and for many years thereafter, Wells s life and accomplishments were in danger of being overlooked and marginalized With the publication of her autobiography, Crusade for Justice 1971 and of her other writings together with several biographies, Ida Wells has since the 19 [...]

    5. To Tell the Truth Freely is a biography about Ida B Wells written by historian Mia Bay an associate professor at Rutgers University The book in my opinion perfectly captures Ida s life both before and during her life as a political journalist activist fighting for the rights of the African American citizen I know for me personally the book was easy for me to understand because of how the author wrote the narrative I give this book a thumbs up and hope you take the time to read it.

    6. An accessible, affectionate and respectful survey of the heroic life of Ida B Wells I ll have to look elsewhere for what I hoped for but didn t find in this work, such as in depth treatments of her relationships with Douglass and Du Bois.

    7. recommend documentary An Outrage The History and Legacy of Lynching in the South by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren 2017 good luck

    8. This book as okay It could have been a lot better The writing was pretty poor Here is one example The different clubs in the NACW were led by powerful regional leaders, and although Ida s reputation, powerful personality, and central role in the club s movement s origins made her a logical candidate for NACW leadership, both her personality and personal history effectively barred her from ever being considered So while Wells was qualified because of her personality, she was also not qualified be [...]

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