The Story of Ida B. Wells
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 5
Cricket Magazine Vol 26, Num 6, Feb 1999
A moving short biography of Ida B. Wells, a woman born into a slave family who became a journalist and devoted her life to raising the conscience of the nation about crimes against black people, especially lynchings. It wasn't for decades after her death in 1931 that lynchings finally stopped.