Ida B. Wells

July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931

  • Investigative journalist, educator
  • Early leader in the civil rights movement
  • co- founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Born in Mississippi
  • moved to Memphis, Tennessee
  • moved to Chicago, Illinois

“A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.” – 1882

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