Friday, May 27, 2022
Black journalist Ida B. Wells used her newspapers, The Free Speech and Headlight to document lynching in the South. When a White mob destroyed her Memphis office in 1892 and threatened to harm her, she moved her operation to Chicago where she continued to fight for racial justice and against racial terrorism.
- National Women’s History article Ida B. Wells-Barnett
- TED-Ed video titled How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable - Christina Greer