Ida B. Wells Archives

African American Suffragists (Week 3)

February 24, 2022

IDA B. WELLS BARNETT (1862-1931) Suffragist Ida B. Wells Barnett is in the spotlight for this week. The Black Women’s Suffrage(1) indicates pioneering investigative journalist, civil rights activist, suffragist and feminist Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born enslaved in Holly Springs, MS, in July 1862 during the American Civil War. When the war ended and the… [Read More]

Journalist, activist, and researcher: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

February 25, 2021

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In her lifetime, she battled sexism, racism, and violence. As a skilled writer, Wells-Barnett also used her abilities as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South. Ida Bell Wells was… [Read More]

2020 Pulitzer Prize winners include many writers of color

May 28, 2020

There were a couple of firsts in this year’s announcement of the winners of the Pulitzer Prize. First off, it was done remotely on Monday, May 4, 2020, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It goes without saying that today, we announce the Pulitzer winners in deeply trying times,” said Dana Canedy, the administrator of… [Read More]