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.
Show Notes & Extras:
- Where Ida grew up
- Becoming a teacher in Memphis
- Refusing to give up her seat on a train
- Suing the railroad
- 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
- 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
- 1916 Serving as a Probation Officer in Chicago
- Later life and death in 1931
- What legacy we think Ida has left behind
- America’s anti-lynching law “Why it took a century…” by the Washington Post
- What lessons we learned from her
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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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