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Ida B. Wells : a woman of courage

Author: Ruth A Rouff
Publisher: West Berlin, NJ : Townsend Press, ©2010.
Series: Townsend Library.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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"In 1892, thirty-year-old Ida B. Wells was a success. Born into slavery, she had risen to become co-owner of a Memphis newspaper. But when a white mob lynched a close friend, Ida's life changed forever. Before long, she was speaking out about the evils of lynching and encouraging blacks to leave Memphis. Some whites were outraged by her words. When she was out of town, they destroyed her newspaper office and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ida B Wells-Barnett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth A Rouff
ISBN: 9781591942184 1591942187
OCLC Number: 530024448
Description: v, 154 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Townsend Library.
Responsibility: Ruth A. Rouff.

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"In 1892, thirty-year-old Ida B. Wells was a success. Born into slavery, she had risen to become co-owner of a Memphis newspaper. But when a white mob lynched a close friend, Ida's life changed forever. Before long, she was speaking out about the evils of lynching and encouraging blacks to leave Memphis. Some whites were outraged by her words. When she was out of town, they destroyed her newspaper office and threatened to kill her. But no threats could stop Ida from fighting for her people."--Publisher

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