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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Activist (16-Jul-1862 — 25-Mar-1931)


Miriam DeCosta-Willis (editor). The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells. Beacon Press. 1995. 240pp.

Paula J. Giddings. Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching. New York, NY: Amistad. 2008. 800pp.

Linda O. McMurry. To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells. Oxford University Press. 1998. 400pp.

Patricia Ann Schechter. Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930. UNC Press. 2001. 386pp.

Mildred I. Thompson. Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An Exploratory Study of an American Black Woman, 1893-1930. Carlson Publications. 1990. 306pp.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. University of Chicago Press. 1970. 434pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Webster's American Biographies (p.1115)

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.423)

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (pp.1199-1200)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1105)

  8. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.309-11)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.783)

  10. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.492)

  11. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.1146)

  12. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.911)

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