Ida B. Wells

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Ida B. Wells

  1. 1. Ida B. Wells Danielle Wharton Journalism/1 st Block Early Journalist
  2. 2. What you will learn: <ul><li>You will learn about Ida B. Wells early life and what inspired her to be a journalist. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also learn about her passion for justice and equality. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, you will learn about the successful things she accomplished in journalism. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Brief History <ul><li>Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862. She was born to slaves. </li></ul><ul><li>She was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, and a newspaper owner. </li></ul><ul><li>Her friends getting killed by a white lynch mob in an open field contributed to her need to be a journalist, and let people know about racial injustice. </li></ul><ul><li>After the murder, she began investigative journalism on lynching. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Visuals <ul><li>In 1892 a pamphlet Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases , and a A Red Record , documented research on lynching. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1893, Wells and Frederick Douglas, organized a boycott of the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Review Questions <ul><li>Where was Ida B. Wells born? Holly Springs, Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>What did she do after her friends were lynched? She began an editorial campaign. </li></ul><ul><li>What was the name of the newspaper she worked on with her husband? The Chicago Conservator. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary <ul><li>Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Educated at Rust University, she started teaching in a county school at age 14. In 1892, her friends were lynched by a mob, and she then began an editorial campaign. She then became a staff writer for the New York Age. In 1895, she married Ferdinand L. Barnett and helped with her husband’s newspaper, The Chicago Conservator . Red Record , a detailed look at lynching was published in 1895. She also served as secretary of The National Afro-American Council and became the first president of the Negro Fellowship League. She died from uremia at the age of 68 in Chicago. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reference Site <ul><li>Ida B. Wells. Retrieved September 3, 2009, from Wikipedia Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells </li></ul><ul><li>Baker, L (1996). Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Her Passion for Justice . Retrieved September 3, 2009, Web site: http://www.duke.edu/~ldbaker/classes/AAIH/caaih/ibwells/ibwbkgrd.html </li></ul><ul><li>Rutherford, K (2004). Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Retrieved September 3, 2009, from The Mississippi Writers Page Web site: http://www.olemiss.edu/mwp/dir/wells-barnett_ida/index.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. The End <ul><li>Thanks for Listening!!!!! </li></ul>

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