The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.
Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote.---from the publisher
112 pages 978-0593093351 Ages 8-12
Keywords: biography, African American, diversity, diverse books, social activist, journalist, social issues, social conditions, 19th century, women, prejudice and racism, equality, narrative nonfiction, part of a series, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, power of the individual, Social Studies Curriculum