Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.
"No student of black history should overlook "Crusade for Justice.""--William M. Tuttle, Jr., "Journal of American History"
"Besides being the story of an incredibly courageous and outspoken black woman in the face of innumerable odds, the book is a valuable contribution to the social history of the United States and to the literature of the women's movement as well."--Elizabeth Kolmer, "American Quarterly"
" Wells was] a sophisticated fighter whose prose was as though as her intellect."--Walter Goodman, "New York Times"
"An illuminating narrative of a zealous, race-conscious, civic- and church-minded black woman reformer, whose life story is a significant chapter in the history of Negro-White relations."--Thelma D. Perry, "Negro History Bulletin"
Alfreda M. Duster, who died in 1983, was the daughter of Ida B. Wells and Ferdinand L. Barnett, the first black state's attorney in Illinois.
|Born into Slavery|
|The ""Free Speech"" Days|
|Lynching at the Curve|
|Leaving Memphis Behind|
|At the Hands of a Mob|
|To Tell the Truth Freely|
|The Homesick Exile|
|Light from the Human Torch|
|Through England and Scotland|
|Breaking the Silent Indifference|
|An Indiscreet Letter|
|Final Days in London|
|""To the Seeker of Truth""|
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Series: Negro American Biographies & Autobiographies (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 1st January 1970
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.7 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.57