The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells

The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells

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A complete edition of her diary tracks the life of a young schoolteacher and journalist who became a fearless crusader against lynching in the late nineteenth century while struggling with growing violence against blacks in the post-Reconstruction South.

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Wells' diary, covering a two-year period beginning in 1885 when she was 24 years old, is a rare personal account of what daily life was like for a middle-class Black Victorian woman. Her journal depicts her progression from teaching to journalism and social activism and her search for a fulfilling and independent life. Her 1885-6 diary is interspersed with the editor's commentary and is followed by the 1893 travel diary, her 1930 Chicago diary, and six articles written between 1885-8. Contains a few pages of b&w period portraits. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Baker
& Taylor

Tracks the life of a young schoolteacher and journalist who became a crusader against lynching in the late nineteenth century

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1995
ISBN: 9780807070642
0807070645
Branch Call Number: B WEL
Characteristics: xxiv, 214 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DeCosta-Willis, Miriam

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