African American History: Ida B. Wells

144 Words1 Page

The author’s purpose for writing the text in this way was to show how important Ida B. Wells was to African American history. In paragraph 14 all sentences it states “The conductor disappeared. A few minutes later he returned with two baggage clerks. The three men dragged Ida from her seat while the white passengers clapped. Ida refused to go into the smoking car; instead she got off the train at the next station. Although she hired a lawyer and sued the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad for discrimination, she lost her case in 1887.” This states that she stood up for her race and tried to speak out against it. My opinion of this story is that it was a great was to learn about one of the several colored people who took a stand against people

Show More
Open Document