The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells: An Intimate Portrait of the Activist as a Young Woman

The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells: An Intimate Portrait of the Activist as a Young Woman

by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
     
 

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Published for the first time in its century, The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells offers an intimate look at the hopes, thoughts and day-to-day life of the young woman who would later become the celebrated civil rights activist and antilynching crusader.

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Published for the first time in its century, The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells offers an intimate look at the hopes, thoughts and day-to-day life of the young woman who would later become the celebrated civil rights activist and antilynching crusader.

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'DeCosta-Willis makes it possible to look back in a new way into the character of Wells and, more than that, into the daily life of African Americans a century ago.' —Chicago Tribune

'A unique look at the life of an independent, unmarried African-American woman coping with financial hardships, romantic entanglements, sexism and racism. A substantial contribution to African-American studies.' —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807070659
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Black Women Writers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
646,443
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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