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IDA B. Wells-Barnett and the Anti-Lynching Crusade
     

IDA B. Wells-Barnett and the Anti-Lynching Crusade

by Suzanne Freedman
 
Traces the life of the journalist, focusing on her lifelong fight to stop lynching and to bring the nation's attention to the injustices suffered by blacks.

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Traces the life of the journalist, focusing on her lifelong fight to stop lynching and to bring the nation's attention to the injustices suffered by blacks.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These two well-written books about civil rights activists give readers a look at the era of legal segregation in the U.S. and its injustices. The events described in these accounts may seem stranger than fiction to today's students, but the historical black-and-white photographs are compelling and chilling. Elish recounts the efforts mounted and the personal risks taken by Meredith to attend the University of Mississippi. The photograph of him taken in 1986 shows that he survived his ordeal and has succeeded in his chosen career. Freedman traces Wells-Barnett's teaching and journalistic careers and details her lifelong crusade to put an end to lynching. Her work for voting rights for women and her role in founding the NAACP are also presented. Patricia and Fredrick McKissack's Ida B. Wells-Barnett (Enslow, 1991) is for a slightly younger audience.-Eunice Weech, M.L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781562948597
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Gateway Civil Rights Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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