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.
Lakewood Public Library posts a biography of Wells-Barnett on their website.