Eternal vigilance : the story of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

by Hinman, Bonnie.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction E185.97.W55 H56 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  E185.97.W55 H56 2011
 
 
Summary
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862. Her childhood ended abruptly when her parents and a baby brother died during a yellow fever epidemic, leaving Ida to care for her five younger siblings. But as she would throughout her life, Ida met the challenge. She became a country schoolteacher at age sixteen to earn money to keep the family together. But her career changed direction when she was dragged off of a train, to the applause of white passengers, after refusing to give up a seat reserved for whites. From that day forward, Ida dedicated herself to fighting injustice, and her fearless crusading gained even more momentum after a close friend was lynched by a Memphis mob in 1892. Ida became a journalist, a pioneering civil rights activist, a co-founder of the NAACP, and a powerful voice for universal suffrage. Her sense of righteous indignation led her to travel throughout the U.S. and Great Britain, sometimes with a nursing baby in tow, to speak out against the oppression of African Americans, Strong-willed and uncompromising, Ida B. Wells-Barnett never gave up, kept quiet, or backed down. Book jacket.
Contents
A slave's daughter
Teacher Ida
A new calling
Lynching at the curve
England to Chicago
Travels for the cause
National organizations
Challenging authority
Making a difference in Illinois
Final crusades.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The brutal history of racism in the U.S. is at the core of this biography about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who led an antilynching crusade. Part of the Civil Rights Leaders series, this title features a dramatic narrative that shows how the activist's militancy led to conflict not only with racist whites but also with some blacks in the civil rights movement. She broke with the NAACP (too compromising), walked out of token black groups, and always condemned those who did not speak up. But Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony campaigned with her, and her uncompromising stand as a journalist and a freedom fighter earned her passionate support as well as vicious bigotry and criticism. The occasional, small sepia-toned photos include portraits, family scenes, and also views of horrific lynch mobs. Many teens will want to find out more about the heroic leader, and the excellent back matter includes a time line, detailed chapter notes, and a bibliography of books and annotated websites.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wells-Barnett, Ida B., -- 1862-1931 -- Juvenile literature.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., -- 1862-1931.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women educators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women journalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Juvenile literature.
Lynching -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers.
Civil rights workers.
Educators.
Journalists.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Race relations.
Publisher Greensboro, N.C. :Morgan Reynolds Pub.,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index.
ISBN 9781599351117 (hardcover)
1599351110 (hardcover)
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