Long live Ida: Trailblazing life of journalist and activist Ida B. Wells

She was born in slavery, but she would not be chained. Long after the Civil War ended, Ida B. Wells continued to fight for freedom. She battled segregation, wrote groundbreaking exposés, and marched for women’s suffrage. Wells set out to change the law and ended up inspiring a nation. Her descendants have long cherished her memory. Now her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster, pays tribute in “Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells.” The woman who grew up to be someone federal agents called “one of the most dangerous Negro agitators” was born in Holly Springs, Miss…

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