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About Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells was an American civil rights and women's activist, journalist and sociologist best remembered for her fierce campaign against lynching in the United States. In 1909, she and several African-American leaders, including W.E.B. Du Bois founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is regarded as one of the greatest African Americans of all time.
She was born to Elizabeth and James Wells. She had seven siblings. In 1895, she got married to Ferdinand Barnett, who was an attorney. She and Barnett had four children together.
She was born into slavery.
She was orphaned at the age of 16 and had to work as a teacher to take care of her siblings.
She died of kidney failure in 1931 while working on her autobiography titled Crusade for Justice.
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Famous quotes by Ida B. Wells
I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six miles on the back of a big mule. I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and cooking for the children and went back to my country school on Sunday afternoon.Ida B. Wells
The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells' Popularity
Ida B. Wells was a famous American civil rights activist, who was born on July 16, 1862. As a person born on this date, Ida B. Wells is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (July 16) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1862).
People born on July 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Ida B. Wells is the 815th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Ida B. Wells' birthday, Ida B. Wells is the 5137th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
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