Written by her great-granddaughter, a historical portrait of the boundary-breaking civil rights pioneer covers Wells' early years as a slave, her famous acts of resistance, and her achievements as a journalist and anti-lynching activist.
Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862. Though she died in 1931, her impact looms large over the country's slow movements toward progress. In this inspiring and accessible biography Duster, Wells' great-granddaughter, tells the incredible story of Wells's life, including stories from her childhood in Mississippi, committing herself to the needs of those who did not have power, and cofounding the NAACP. -- adapted from back cover and page 7 of first chapter.