Ida B. Wells Civil Rights Activist and Journalist (1862–1931)
The Ida B. Wells Papers at the University of Chicago Library Special Collections Research Center are indexed on the library's Web site (http://ead.lib.uchicago.edu/view.xqy?id=ICU.SPCL.IBWELLS&q=Ida+B.+Wells&page=1). Much of Wells's published writings appeared in newspapers such as the Memphis Free Press, the New York Age, and the Chicago Conservator and in popular periodicals such as the Arena, the Independent, and the World To-Day. A collection of Wells's early writings has been compiled by Miriam Decosta-Willis in The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells: An Intimate Portrait of the Activist as a Young Woman (1995). A collection of her major writings, with a lengthy introduction, can be found in Jacqueline Jones Royster, ed., Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida Wells, 1892–1900 (1997). Wells's two best-known works, Southern Horrors and The Red Record, can also be accessed online at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org/etext/14975...
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