Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16 Birthday: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, educator and journalist
July 16, 1862-Mar. 25, 1931

Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)

Born in Civil War times, Wells-Barnett was first a teacher. Then she was a part owner of a newspaper where she exposed the injustices of segregation in print.

Thomson Gale in the educational publishing business and posts a biography of Wells-Barnett on their website.