Ida B. Wells (July 1862 – March was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and an early leader in the movement. Wells was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, and women’s rights advocate.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African American journalist, newspaper editor, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in America, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites.
"Our Ida B. Wells anthology, The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader was published last week! For a little intro to this amazing woman, here’s a really cool take on her life story by Kate Beaton (of Hark! A Vagrant fame).