Born to enslaved parents, Ida B. Wells became a pioneer of investigative journalism, a crusader against lynching, and a tireless advocate for suffrage, both for women and for African Americans. Co-founder of the NAACP, she started the Alpha Suffrage Club in Chicago and worked with Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony to fight for equality and justice.
This engaging memoir, originally published 1970, is being reissued amidst new recognition of Wells' legacy, including a posthumous citation by the Pulitzer Prizes in 2020. This updated edition includes a new foreword by Eve L. Ewing, new images, and a new afterword by Ida B. Wells’s great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster.
Join AWM for a discussion with Michelle Duster about her grandmother's legacy in Chicago and beyond.