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Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930 (Gender and American Culture)

This book is about Ida B. Wells
"Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930," delves deep into the life of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a pioneering African American journalist and activist whose heroic efforts to combat lynching in the 1890s are just the surface of her extensive civil rights campaigns. Published in 2001, author Patricia Schechter extends beyond the known narratives, exploring Wells-Barnett’s significant yet often overshadowed role in early reform movements including women's suffrage and Progressivism, both in the United States and internationally. This insightful volume unveils the complexities of her struggles, highlighting how she navigated the male-dominated spheres of black leadership and the exclusion from white women reformers to champion a vision of social improvement and empowerment for African American communities. Ideal for adult education, this book enriches our understanding of gender equality and racial justice, urging a reevaluation of Wells-Barnett's place in American social reform. This exploration invites readers to reflect on how her enduring legacy challenges us to think about activism and justice today.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press on September 10, 2001
408 pages
ISBN: 9780807826331
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