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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-BarnettAKA Ida Bell Wells

Born: 16-Jul-1862
Birthplace: Holly Springs, MS
Died: 25-Mar-1931
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Illness [1]
Remains: Buried, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Civil rights advocate


[1] Uremia.

Father: James Wells (d. 1878, yellow fever)
Mother: Elizabeth Warrenton (d. 1878, yellow fever)
Brother: (d., spinal meningitis)
Brother: (d. 1878, yellow fever)
Sister: Annie
Sister: Lily
Husband: Ferdinand Lee Barnett (newspaperman, m. 1895, three children)
Son: Charles (b. 1896)
Son: Herman (b. 1897)
Daughter: Ida Bell (b. 1901)
Daughter: Alfreda M. Wells-Barnett (b. 1904)

    University: Rust University (expelled)
    University:
Fisk University

    New York Age Staff Writer
    NAACP Founding member, later distanced
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1988
    Born into Slavery
    Expelled from School

Author of books:
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases (1892, pamphlet)
A Red Record (1895, nonfiction, on lynching)
Crusade for Justice (1970, memoir)


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