Ida B. Wells and the Crusade Against Lynching

Socialism 2018

July 05, 2018

Ida B. Wells dedicated her life to organizing against the new forms of racist reaction that arose in the aftermath of the United States Civil War. She is best known for her journalism and activism which helped expose the terrorism of lynchings in the South, and forced a discussion about the ways that racism and sexism were used to justify violent repression. Wells' radical legacy remains urgent and relevant as a new generation again fights against the ongoing legacy of racism and racist murders in this country.

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