She refused to give up her seat in a ‘white only” railroad car

Has often been called the “poet of the African American People”
August 7, 2018
Organized the National Association of Professional Baseball clubs in 1920
August 7, 2018
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She refused to give up her seat in a ‘white only” railroad car

(1862-1931)
IDA B. WELLS BARNETT
Began teaching at age 14. She lost a teaching job years later by refusing to give up her seat in a ‘white only” railroad car. Turning to journalism, she became co-owner and editor of Memphis weekly, free speech in 1991. Her press later and office were demolished a year when she printed names of people who lynched three Memphis African Americans. Fleeing to New York City, she became involved in anti-lynching. This bold and brave woman used her communication skills to help African American defend themselves against “amusement “hangings.

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