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Ida B. Wells

by Orr, Nicole,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Biography J B W463o
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Biography
Call Number  J B W463o
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
It was just a normal day when Ida B. Wells boarded a train in September 1883. In an event that would go down in history, she was ordered to change railroad cars due to the color of her skin. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was in full force at the time. It declared that African Americans were not to be separated from whites in public places such as railroad cars and hotels. Wells refused to move, so the conductor and two white passengers picked her up to move her. Wells left the train and sued the railroad. This event started what would become her passion. Wells never stopped writing about, talking about, or organizing people for the fair treatment of African Americans and women in America. Her actions have inspired thousands to work for civil rights and to improve race and gender relations everywhere. Book jacket.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Focusing not only on her work but also her continuing legacy, this entry in the Wonder Women: Heroines of History series (5 titles) profiles journalist and activist Ida B. Wells. The opening chapter, an account from Wells' point of view of the moment she was forcibly thrown off a train, is admittedly fictionalized, but it offers a glimpse into Wells' character. From there, the author explains Wells' time, her work, her many accomplishments, and some details of her personal life, and the text is occasionally broken up by photos or reproductions of period art. It's such a dizzying amount of information that some breathing room would have been helpful, but the author very effectively ties Wells' work to contemporary investigative journalists and activist organizations like Black Lives Matter. An inspiring springboard for further research.--Sarah Hunter Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Wonder women: heroines of history.
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 movements -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers.
Civil rights movements.
Publisher [Kennett Square, Pennsylvania] :2019
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45) and index.
ISBN 9781624694431
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