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The Story of Ida B. Wells

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 5



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 26, Num 6, Feb 1999

Story Summary

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.