Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells

The Daring Life of A Crusading Journalist

Book - 2007
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Journalist Ida B. Wells, a tireless crusader for justice and civil rights, faced her greatest challenge when she confronted the heinous practice of lynching.
In 1863, when Ida B. Wells was not yet two years old, the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery. For her family and others like them, it was a time of renewed faith in America's promise of "freedom and justice for all." Blessed with a strong will, an eager mind, and a deep belief in this promise, young Ida never turned away from the challenges she faced. She insisted on holding her family together after the death of her parents. She defied convention and went to court when a railroad company infringed on her rights. And she used her position as a journalist to speak out about injustice. But Ida's greatest challenge arose after one of her friends was lynched. How could one headstrong young woman help free America from the "shadow of lawlessness" that loomed over the country?
Author Philip Dray tells the inspirational story of Ida B. Wells, from her birth into a slave family in Mississippi and her early encounters with racism to her lifelong commitment to end injustice. Award-winning illustrator Stephen Alcorn's remarkable illustrations recreate the tensions that threatened to upend a nation a century ago while paying tribute to a courageous American hero.
"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them." - Ida B. Wells
Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781561454174
1561454176
Call Number: 921 WELLS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Lynching -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women journalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women educators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Alcorn, Stephen

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MarisaMBowe Sep 05, 2016

It's suppposed to be the DARING life, not the DARLING life.

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