Ida B. the Queen

Ida B. the Queen

The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

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Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.

Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a "dangerous negro agitator." In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

Ida B. the Queen tells the awe-inspiring story of an pioneering woman who was often overlooked and underestimated--a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who cofounded the NAACP. Written by Wells's great-granddaughter Michelle Duster, this "warm remembrance of a civil rights icon" ( Kirkus Reviews ) is a unique visual celebration of Wells's life, and of the Black experience.

A century after her death, Wells's genius is being celebrated in popular culture by politicians, through song, public artwork, and landmarks. Like her contemporaries Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, Wells left an indelible mark on history--one that can still be felt today. As America confronts the unfinished business of systemic racism, Ida B. the Queen pays tribute to a transformational leader and reminds us of the power we all hold to smash the status quo.
Publisher: New York : Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2021.
ISBN: 9781982129811
1982129816
Branch Call Number: B WELLS-BARNETT
Characteristics: vii, 168 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.


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May 29, 2021

I was not aware of her but she was one amazing woman! How she kept fighting and fighting for her rights and for others I do not know. Her story should be told over and over. The inserts of what else was going on chronologically was helpful to provide an overview of Civil Rights and Suffrage fights also. Highly recommend. Very easy to read.

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ALDuris
Mar 31, 2021

I loved this biography and Ms. Duster did her great-grandmother proud. I also liked how contemporary activists are profiled in the book. Great way to show readers what an impact Ida Wells Barrett had on society in the 19th and 20th centuries through today. Highly recommended.

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