Ida B. Wells – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who born as a slave, refused to give up her seat, found her voice as a journalist, led anti-lynching campaigns and fought for justice for African-Americans. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ida B. Wells.

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Show Notes & Extras:

  • Where Ida grew up
  • Becoming a teacher in Memphis
  • Refusing to give up her seat on a train
  • Suing the railroad

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  • Part-owner of the Memphis Free Speech Paper
  • Editorials about lynching
  • Speaking engagements in Britan
  • Her books Southern Horrors and The Red Record
  • The Chicago Conservator Paper
  • Ida’s work in the suffrage movement
1913 Women's Suffrage Parade

1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade where Ida refused to go to the back of the parade due to her race.

  • The Root article referenced in the podcast
  • Starting the First Black Women’s suffrage group, Chicago’s Alpha Suffrage Club
  • National Afro-American Council
  • Niagara Movement in 1909
  • The founding of the NAACP and Ida’s involvement
  • 1910 First President of the Negro Fellowship League

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ABOUT YOUR GAL FRIDAY

Your Gal Friday is a weekly podcast about female leaders, innovators and rule breakers.  Your hosts, Dr. Leah Leach & Ms. Phoebe Frear, talk about the life and legacy about a gal as well as what they have learned from her.

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