Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

A Passion for Justice

DVD - 2004
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Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American journalist and activitist who protested lynchings, the treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other forms of racism and injustice toward black Americans around the turn of the century. Her involvement in the women's suffrage movement is also described.


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Some 70 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Ida B. Wells was forcibly removed from the first class ladies' car on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Wells sued, and won, but the Tennessee Supreme Court overturned her victory three years later. Still, Wells already ha... Read More »

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