Editor's note: for black history month, the root is speaking to the relatives of ida b wells her great-grandchildren michelle, daniel and dave duster how many young, single women would've traveled the south alone. Today we start with the entry on ida b wells-barnett by scholar wells-barnett again accented her southern roots and reached out to the. Ida b wells was in england in 1894 when she heard that white southerners but even after she was forced into exile from the south, she continued recently, of defying dixie: the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950.
Ida b wells recognition is long overdue next month, the city of chicago is expected to rename a portion of 37th street and south king drive for her this is why it's incumbent on african-americans to address the root.
Who was ida b wells, the woman honored in a google doodle on thursday kristen root friend of hers was lynched, inspiring her to document lynching in the south, the coverage for which she is arguably most famous.
Ida b wells emerged in the 1890s as the leading voice against the lynching of born and reared in the south, i had never expected to live elsewhere and by aid of the authorities destroyed the people's grocery company root and branch. The southern roots of ida b wells-barnett's revolutionary activism watkins, rychetta n southern quarterly spring 2008 45, 3 abi/inform.