New PDF release: Crusade for justice : the autobiography of Ida B. Wells

By Ida B. Wells, Alfreda M. Duster

ISBN-10: 022618918X

ISBN-13: 9780226189185

ISBN-10: 0226893448

ISBN-13: 9780226893440

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) used to be one of many premier crusaders opposed to black oppression. This attractive memoir tells of her inner most existence as mom of a turning out to be relations in addition to her public actions as instructor, lecturer, and journalist in her struggle opposed to attitudes and legislation oppressing blacks.

"No scholar of black heritage may still put out of your mind Crusade for Justice."—William M. Tuttle, Jr., Journal of yankee History

"Besides being the tale of a really brave and outspoken black lady within the face of innumerable odds, the publication is a worthy contribution to the social historical past of the USA and to the literature of the women's stream as well."—Elizabeth Kolmer, American Quarterly

"[Wells used to be] a cosmopolitan fighter whose prose used to be as if as her intellect."—Walter Goodman, New York Times

"An illuminating narrative of a zealous, race-conscious, civic- and church-minded black girl reformer, whose existence tale is an important bankruptcy within the historical past of Negro-White relations."—Thelma D. Perry, Negro historical past Bulletin

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Tuesday morning a telegram was brought me after school had begun. It said, "You were elected to teach in the Kansas City schools last night. Wire when to expect you. W. W. " My aunt had followed the telegram to school and began again to plead for me to stay with her. She knew my Kansas City friends would wire me money to travel on, now that I had been elected. She was backed by Mr. Ward, who was one of the influential citizens of the town. I yielded to their persuasions and again promised to stay.

470. ) [5] IDA B. I My parents, who had been slaves and married as such, were married again after freedom came. My father had been taught the carpenter's trade, and my mother was a famous cook. 2 As the erstwhile slaves had perNOTE: Chapter titles do not appear in the original manuscript. 1 Entry in Ida B. Wells's diary, 16 July 1887. "This morning I stand face to face with twenty-five years of life .... " 2 There were large numbers of slaves who lived permanently in the towns. They served in a wide variety of occupations.

To my great surprise, I was elected to fill the vacancy. I tried to make my offering as acceptable as his had been, and before long I found that I liked the work. The lyceum attendance was increased by people who said they carne to hear the Evening Star read. Among them one Friday evening was Rev. R. N. 2 He gave us a very nice notice in his paper the next week, copying some of my matter, and invited me to do some writing for his paper. All of this, although gratifying, surprised me very much, for I had had no training except what the work on the Evening Star had given me, and no literary gifts and graces.

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