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Memphis was rebuilding when Ida B. Wells arrived in the 1880s. After the yellow fever epidemic, the city levied a tax to build drainage systems &…

The belief that “women” would vote as a block about alcohol animated support and opposition re: suffrage. (It wasn’t ever really true.) The liquor…

Thomas Moss’s murder changed #IdaBWells’ life. Moss was a close friend & fellow business leader, and his death demonstrated that Black…

If we had to pick just one person to represent the genius and tenacity of American women, it would be #IdaBWells. I only wish it were permanent. A…

When Ida B Wells arrived in Brooklyn, it was still its own city. (The 5 boros consolidated in 1898.) How imposing the massive metropolis must have…

Soon after the US Centennial, teenage Ida B. Wells’ family was decimated by a yellow fever epidemic. Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne virus, fatal…

I am particularly fond of Josephine St Pierre Ruffin because she was an avid defender of Ida B Wells. Josephine moved among society women both white…

Black women in Louisville, Kentucky. 1887. IdaBWells was a rising newspaper star with a weekly column in the American Baptist. That August her…

Within weeks of the murders, so much of Black Memphis had left town that the streetcar ridership collapsed. Men from the City Railway Co came to Ida B…

Janice Ruth opens by reminding that we weren't _given_ the vote, we fought for it. #Suffrage100 #WomensVote #CenturyofStruggle Library of Congress:…

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