How Did Ida B. Wells Contribute To The Civil Rights Movement?

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The seemingly endless battle for civil rights was one fought long and hard and during the 20th century a time of fruition occurred that allowed for concrete and tangible progress though the efforts of many, including key black intellectual revolutionaries. The call to freedom, and the fight for civil liberties to be bestowed upon people of color, who for hundreds of years were perceived as subordinate was happening. Change was fought through self-determination, and a burgeoning of powerful ideologies that laid the foundation for movement to be made. The admirable actions of women have been slighted, as they are almost non-existent in the pages of our history books. The contributions of the civil right movement have many a time excluded the contributions of prominent African American woman who tirelessly fought. One of these profound leaders was Ida B. Wells who led a tireless crusade against lynching during the late 1800s. She became a vital leader in the fight for civil …show more content…

Her profoundly written articles were published in black newspapers and she eventually became the owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight. In 1892, there were three African American men, Tom Moss, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart, who were three owners of a grocery store in Memphis and had clashed frequently with the white owners of another store. Moss and the other men guarded their grocery store against the attacks from the white men and ended up shooting many of the men who were attempting to vandalize their store one night. Upon being arrested, a mob of white men lynched them. Ida B. Wells spoke up about the lynching’s that were inhumanely taking place. She began writing articles grounded in the wrongful actions that were happening. In 1898, Wells brought her anti-lynching campaign to the White House, leading a protest in Washington, D.C to make

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